Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Rainbow Rose Quilt Along

Ruth from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner has just started her first ever quilt along over on the Modern Quilters Ireland blog.  It is in its first week, which has been about colour theory and fabric selection.  There's still time to join in the fun so you might want to go and take a look.
The first week saw participants pulling their fabric for the Rainbow Rose.  I am just coming in under the wire for the week and so I am able to join the link party - phew!  So apologies for night light in these photos (and the heavens had just opened) and the rather congested work table.  Initially I pulled a rainbow of colours from my shelves ....

I kept the names that Ruth wrote in the post in my head - instead of red-orange I said coral and for orange-yellow I said amber etc.  I then discarded those that were not big enough to cut at least one 5" square from.  My self imposed challenge was to pull all the fabric from my stash.  This was quite successful on the red through to yellow-green stage ....

and backwards from the purple-red through to blue stage .....

but feels rather awkward progressing from yellow-green through green to green-blue and blue .....

You don't need this many fabrics for the rose itself but I thought it might be nice to try to have each piece in a different fabric.  I am not sure if that will work and I will still have to play with this progression but it's a start .... and it's ALL over my work table!!  I think I will have to do the next stage tomorrow when the instructions are released, if only to reclaim a work surface!


  1. This is going to look great. Sounds like it will be a fun quilt along.

  2. I find that my stash is a little heavier in some colors and almost completely lacking in others. It always provides a challenge for a project like this... I guess I've already figured out what colors work for me and which ones don't. Have fun with this!

    Wow, it looks like people might start calling you "Santa Claus" from here on out... makin' a list and checkin' it twice! What a list of finishes that follow! Congrats on all the finishes!

  3. Beautiful fabric selections. It can be challenging to pull from stash for that type of project. I've had to bulk up on a few colors over the years.

  4. Great way to go through your stash! I didn't realise I has so much of everything except for dark blues when I did it!


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