My Rainbow Rose has bloomed ...... and so I can today link it up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. I will also be linking it to the linky party over at Modern Quilters Ireland who are hosting this QAL, designed by Ruth at Charly and Ben's Crafty Corner. All the instructions are still up there if you are tempted to join in the fun!
Week 3's instructions were to piece the 4 corner sections. I only managed to make one corner peice in Week 3 but finished sewing up the rest yesterday. I love how these four blocks look when they are placed together - I think I might make up some of these blocks in other colourways.
I wanted to make this quilt only using fabric from my stash so overall I am happy with the colour gradations. There are a couple of changes that are more abrupt than I would like but I was not going to go and buy new fabric ..... much as I would have liked to.
This has been a really enjoyable exploration of colour and I learnt other things besides:
:: I had never made HSTs by cutting triangles in the first place - I like this method and it means that you don't have to have two squares made up of the same fabric triangles and, because I will use the leftover triangles there was very little waste
:: I had never used starch in my patchwork or quilting before - I am not sure that I would use it again because I really dislike the smell and how it clogged up my iron's surface
:: I used grey as the background for the first time instead of white - sadly I am not sure I like it that much! I'm not sure if it's because it's grey or whether it's because it's this marbled fabric .... whichever, I think I would have liked it more in white.
I started this project with red at the top of the rose and have always looked at it this way ....
Now it's all joined together it's fun to see it with the other colours at the top ....
This is currently 32 1/2" square. The assembly instructions are coming next week but I was too impatient to wait! I am not quite sure how I am going to finish this up yet so still have some playing to do.
There were lots of points to join and whilst they are nowhere near all perfect I thought I would share a join that I was very happy with!!
On Wednesday, I offered up a Pay it Forward on the blog, so if you fancy playing along with one, receiving a surprise something from me and in turn sending something to someone else then please do head over there and leave a comment.
Wishing you all a great weekend. x