Friday, March 25, 2011

Hooked.

Rachel billed her Bottled Rainbows as a leisurely quilt-along, but I don't know...these blocks are pretty addictive!

First Four Rainbow blocks
I've finished four, and I had plenty of scraps for these. Some of the other colors are going to be more difficult (I'm looking at you, purple). Going through my scraps is telling me a lot about my fabric buying habits. Pretty lopsided!

Light Blue Rainbow
I probably could've made a dozen of these light blue blocks. I squeezed in a little Sanctuary selvedge on this one.

Pink Rainbow
Pretty in pink.

Light Orange Rainbow
I have more orange fabric than I would've guessed.

Dark Orange Rainbow
This is my favorite one so far. I was able to incorporate some of my favorite fabrics in this one (Arcadia, I hardly knew ye!).

Up next: Yellow. But first, I'm going to start cutting my fabric for Lee's quilt-along. Cause what's better than one quilt-along? Two quilt-alongs! (Fact.)

15 comments:

Manda said...

They are beautiful!

felicity said...

You got it, sister!

Anita said...

Really pretty and inspiring!

Elizabeth D. said...

And here I was going to shoot you an email about purple, oh well - that's the color I'm seriously lacking too! What other colors do you need? Maybe I can help out :) I sorted the other day and I think yellow, orange, and purple are the ones that I'm a bit light on. I love how your blocks are looking!!

angela said...

I've always been a purple shun-er....but I've been liking it more and adding a few pieces here and there. I especially covet Joel Dewberry's new Avairy in purple.

emedoodle said...

I love purple! I may have soem purples if you'd like some bits? maybe we could get a little swap going since I think I'll need some bits of orange or yellow? I haven't tried these blocks yet but I'm sure I'll get to them soon! I'll take a look at what purples I have. :)

CityHouseStudio said...

Beautiful blocks!
Love the way you used a selvage edge, too!

Lee said...

And here I've been resisting this qal so far, but your blocks are so cute I might have to go for it! Love 'em.

traceyjay said...

they look so great! Love them. :)

pinkbrain said...

I have some purples I'd be happy to swap with you. I'm not doing this quilt along but I am torturing myself with a hexagon charm quilt so any new fabrics would be helpful to me!

Rachel Hauser said...

FACT!

Judith said...

These blocks are gorgeous, v.striking. Looking forward to seeing the complete quilt. Jxo

Meghan said...

Love them! I can't wait to start mine, but like you I seem to only have purple, yellow, and blue scraps.

Melody said...

Wow! Quilting is not quite my cup of tea in the crafting sphere, but I admire your creativity and talent! The colors are just gorgeous. :)

susan said...

I may have to try this pattern because those blocks are gorgeous. Not sure if my stash is up to providing for all the colours in the rainbow though.