Starting the Rainbow Quilt
Since I finished my veterans and second QOV top this past weekend at the CSQ monthly sewing retreat, it was time to start something new and that means the Rainbow Quilt!
Here are the fabrics. I'm starting with 1/2 yard each of the Color Wheel Gradients (Warm and Cool) and 8 Stash Packs (Color Wheel, Color Party, Happy Hour, Sunset, Orangeade, Grape Jam, Citrus and Red Letter Day). I'll add some fabrics from my stash (especially blues and greens) and maybe a Color Wheel Medium pack. I felt like I needed some guidance on the size and set out to find an eventual owner for the quilt. My nephew is getting married next month and they just moved into their first house so I sent Ashley (his fiance) a photo of the fabrics to see if she liked them. She does and now I have my directive. I'll be making a king size!
Here are the first 20 blocks for what will is tentatively being called Ashley's Rainbow. Only 190 more to go plus 58 border blocks! I should make reasonably quick progress. I cut and sewed these in one afternoon. This will be my CSQ monthly retreat project for a few months. I already love it.
Some day it will grow up and look like this.
6/15/2016 12:03:27 pm
I love it, Vicki. I know it will look amazing when it is finished.
6/16/2016 12:50:22 am
What a beautiful cheery quilt it will be to snuggle under on a cold winter's night.
6/16/2016 06:43:06 am
I am working on one of these now. I have a few more blocks done than you do. and mine won't be king size....bless your heart. wonder if i can finish before you do. haha i'll be waiting to see how you quilt it. i like your quilt patterns.
6/16/2016 08:53:13 am
How lucky your nephew and bride to be Ashley are to be receiving such a beautiful quilt and labor of love from you. It is a gift they can cherish and think of you every time they go to sleep beneath their beautiful rainbow quilt.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.