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Friday, 20 October 2017

Rainbow Squares

I'm sure I've said before that I can't bear to throw away the smallest pieces of fabric. As long as there's something left after a quarter inch seam on either side I think it's worth keeping and using. But they do tend to gather and take up room so it was time to put some of them together and make some blocks.
I tend to do about three at a time, so they take a while, but once I've got around 20 there seems to be some momentum that happens and I can't resist keeping going. So I put these together - 48 blocks in total. It should make a good single bed sized quilt:
 
I didn't have anyone around to hold it up for me, so had to make do with laying it down - it's a bit large to fit in it seems. It's fun seeing all those little pieces join together to make something larger, functional and full of memories of other quilts too. 
A little closer of just a few blocks. Those cornerstones are fun to select and see come together too. Just one more of blocks:
Now my dilemma is - what border to put on? I don't think it should be one of the colours in the quilt itself as that might make the particular colour pop out more than the rest. So I guess it's audition time. That could be a while though, as I'm quilting something for a friend first - photos of that next week I hope. 
Until next time,
Lynn

9 comments:

  1. I think it is beautiful!! How about a piano key style border with more scraps?

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    1. Thanks Vicki, I thought a piano border might be too much, but we'll see.

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  2. What an awesome use of scraps! You've motivated me to dig into mine! Thank you!

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    1. Have to motivate - often get motivated myself by seeing what others do.

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  3. It is gorgeous! And I'm with you on keeping the tiny scraps, I can't bear to let the go either! My first thought was same as Vicki's...piano keys?

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    1. Thanks Jayne, that's 2 for piano border, will have to give it a try.

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  4. Greatscrappy quilt! I love the additional pop that the cornerstones add!

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    1. Thanks Cathy, I enjoyed seeing them line up too.

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  5. Love this! I think the black sashing really sets the colors off! Now I'm wanting to do something like this. But...my fabric is all packed and ready to move to a new state. Maybe I can try this in a few months. =)

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