Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rainbow Rail Quilt Progress/WIP Wednesday

Rainbow Fence Block Layout

Thanks to everyone who voiced an opinion about the layout for this rainbow colored quilt from last week's WIP Wednesday!  While I had been hoping to make a stacked coins quilt I ended up feeling (as many folks did) that this rail fence layout really looked the best, and it worked the best for me to be able to incorporate all the colors I had wanted to include without it looking totally over the top rainbow-y.  I sewed up all the blocks and laid them out, but still need to assemble the quilt top, quilt and finish it.

Binding options

I started thinking about options for binding the quilt and pulled a few solids (the veggies are the quilt backing)... I am actually leaning towards the brown although I will have to see how it looks once everything is put together - it might be too dark or too much.  Also I am bad at naming things generally but I have been thinking of this quilt as a "rainbow rail".

Drunkard's Path bee blocks

My one quilting-related finish this week was these bee blocks for do.Good stitches - I got super excited about the drunkard's path design and wrote a tutorial for wonky drunkard's path blocks and shared a bunch of possible design options with these blocks.  I am hoping to finish my rainbow rail quilt next week so that I can jump right into making a drunkard's path quilt!

Fabrics for 2nd Central Park Quilt

I already pulled the fabrics from my stash that I will use for the quilt - greens, yellows, and oranges from Central Park with some stash fabrics mixed in as well.

Drunkard's Path Possible Design

I have been further exploring the design possibilities for the inward facing 1/4 circles block option (if anyone knows if this block layout has another name, let me know!) and am considering these two options, as well as a few others.  I am so excited about this quilt I can't wait to get started!
Drunkard's Path Design Option 2

It has been a creative storm here lately... it helps that Lawson was out of town for four days - I missed him a lot but got a ton done! In addition to working on blocks and quilt designs I also learned to sew with knits and to needle felt - more on both of those soon :)

I'm linking up again to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Yummy rail quilt!! I can't wait to see what fabrics you pick for your drunkard's path block, it's going to be amazing :)

  2. Hi Kate! I love that design best-- I think the colorful blocks look so good in that layout! I was secretly hoping you'd go with that design :)

    Also-- I can't remember if I left you a comment on the post about the drunkards path blocks and layouts, but I loved seeing all of the possibilities with those squares, I had no idea they were so versatile! Very cool!

  3. The Rainbow Rail quilt is beautiful (great name too). And the fruit and veggies fabrics are terrific!
    I love the design for the drunkard path quilt, can't wait to see the quilt!

  4. Wow Kate, I am so impressed with all your projects and creativity! Can't wait to see the next steps in these quilt projects (and your needle felting experiment!).

  5. Your rail quilt is so pretty!
    And those drunkard paths blocks are great - that's going to be an amazing quilt!

  6. Such fun fabric you have in both your projects.

  7. I love the fabric choices for the drunkard path quilt and those two designs are really fun especially the one that makes the pluses.

  8. Lovely work and such cheerful colours! I like the design you are planning.

  9. That is stunning! I totally have to try that with the RJR Marketplace fabric I have! May I link to this on my blog?
    I am doing 365 Days of Creating and this would be soooo fun! I am currently playing with Bottled Rainbows...



  10. Love the saturated colors you chose!

  11. Seeing all this fabric, I just got some serious stash envy! And the veggies for the backing are so cute!

  12. Ooh, I love the rail fence! Gorgeous!

  13. Love the colors in your rainbow quilt. So bright and cheery!

  14. Wow! That rainbow rail quilt is gorgeous!

  15. I love the rainbow rail - lovely effect!

  16. I love your design with the varying colors. Can't wait to see that one!


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