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: