Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Rainbow Rail Quilt Progress/WIP Wednesday
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.
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".
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!
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.
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!
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:
Posted by Kate S. at 11:50 AM
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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 :)ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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!
The Rainbow Rail quilt is beautiful (great name too). And the fruit and veggies fabrics are terrific!ReplyDelete
I love the design for the drunkard path quilt, can't wait to see the quilt!
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!).ReplyDelete
Your rail quilt is so pretty!ReplyDelete
And those drunkard paths blocks are great - that's going to be an amazing quilt!
Such fun fabric you have in both your projects.ReplyDelete
I love the fabric choices for the drunkard path quilt and those two designs are really fun especially the one that makes the pluses.ReplyDelete
Lovely work and such cheerful colours! I like the design you are planning.ReplyDelete
That is stunning! I totally have to try that with the RJR Marketplace fabric I have! May I link to this on my blog? http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com?ReplyDelete
I am doing 365 Days of Creating and this would be soooo fun! I am currently playing with Bottled Rainbows...
Love the saturated colors you chose!ReplyDelete
Seeing all this fabric, I just got some serious stash envy! And the veggies for the backing are so cute!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I love the rail fence! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I love your rainbow quiltReplyDelete
Love the colors in your rainbow quilt. So bright and cheery!ReplyDelete
Wow! That rainbow rail quilt is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I love the rainbow rail - lovely effect!ReplyDelete
I love your design with the varying colors. Can't wait to see that one!ReplyDelete