Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

I am happy to report that not only did I receive the thread to finish up my secret sewing project in time, but I finished a second secret sewing project this past weekend AND I have managed to have fun and make more progress on the Rainbow Scrap Quilt! Last week I sewed up the pinks and reds from my scrap bin into improv color blocks. Since then I have gone through my orange and yellow scraps.

Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

I am really excited by how the blocks are coming together. If sewn together, the pieces would currently be 44.5-inches wide by 40-inches tall, which is much bigger than I was anticipating I would be able to do with the scraps I had. I have a pretty good selection of green and teal, less blue, and still less purple, so we’ll see how far I can stretch the scraps as I continue.

Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

What would you think of adding a neutral sashing around the blocks, or should I just piece them together? Another idea I am playing with would be to add in LV / neutral blocks here on an angle before piecing the cool colors of the rainbow scrap quilt.

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32 thoughts on “Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

  1. I like it with no sashing. You could make a scrappy neutral binding or asymmetric border.

  2. Carmit says:

    I’m making a similar scrap quilt, the Missing U quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts, whose blocks have a central white/cream piece and colour all around it. I was going to make it all rainbowy, but then it occurred to me that I could also do neutral blocks with a central coloured piece instead to make it a bit more modern and negative-spacey. Not sure I’m explaining myself properly, so here are some of my current blocks to give you an idea: http://quiltingrainbows.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Missing-U.jpg.

  3. If there are enough blocks to make the top a size you like I would go with no sashing. I like the way each color blends into the next without interruption. Those blocks are so cool, I really like how this is coming together!

  4. Tish says:

    I love it without the sashing. I think the sashing might take away from the fun randomness of the scrappy pieces.

  5. SuzyMcQ says:

    It has a more modern look now, which is wonderful! I believe adding sashing, especially if it was the same width and length, would take all the fun out of it!!

  6. Jayne Willis says:

    No sashing!!! I love your blocks so much, the colors, the rainbow! This is going to be so pretty Yvonne!

  7. Anne Beier says:

    I would go with no sashing or border, and a neutral binding. Those amazing squares stand on their own really well. I think in this case, less is better.

  8. Renee says:

    Ooooh it looks great! I like both ideas–no sashing or sashing.

  9. Christine Sherman says:

    I’m loving this!! I vote no sashing 🙂

  10. Marci says:

    Looks like no sashing is winning — I agree. A really neat way to use up scraps. Thanks for the idea!

  11. Jan O says:

    I like the effect of the blocks touching each other, no sashing. More dynamic!

  12. Looks like a fun project to use up scraps! I agree with everyone that leaving it as is would be the path to follow. Have a fun time creating the remainder of your blocks and playing with layout ideas. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful creative day!

  13. Helen Coulter says:

    I think no sashing would be best , more contemporary I think I would skip the low volume neutral as well But that’s just me Helen

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  14. Kim S. says:

    I am digging this! I definitely agree with the no-sashing majority of voters. I love how each block has an air of transparency. It looks great the way you have it laid out, and it could even be great if you color-blocked the sections! Can’t wait to see where this is headed!

  15. Improv & rainbow? I’m sold. Looking forward to seeing how this comes together!

  16. Yeah this is good. I vote no sashing, but it’s going to be great either way!

  17. Kate Yates says:

    I like your scrappy rainbow blocks! It’s fun using up scraps, I need to make mine up into some blocks! I think I’d piece these together without sashing, so they blend together like a rainbow

  18. Cindy says:

    No sashing. The sashing would make each block pronounced and the beautiful blending would be lost.

  19. Cassandra says:

    I really like the flow you have between the blocks without using sashing. (Although I don’t tend to use sashing so my opinion may be a bit skewed). I would like to see what happens if you were to add some LV areas. I think it could potentially play nicely with some of the lower volume prints you have already incorporated. The blocks you have done so far are gorgeous!

  20. kitty says:

    Looks great! No sashing!! It would kill the beautiful color flow and freeze the dynamic interaction of the blocks. Personally I don’t see what giving in to the LV/neutral hype could add to the spirit of this quilt.

  21. I’m with the no sashing crowd! How about using a black and white fabric for the binding?

  22. I vote for no sashing, I like all of the colors mashed up and next to each other.

  23. carolegoldquilts says:

    Your scraps are shaping up into a beautiful project! I know I’m late to the party, but I also vote no sashing. 🙂

  24. Jasmine says:

    I like how it looks with no sashing. And as for a separation between the warm and cool colors, I would make the cool color blocks then see if you like them next to the warms or separated. I often think my scraps don’t have enough variety, but you show here that it isn’t needed. Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Rochelle says:

    Rainbows don’t have sashing, so I say no sashing. I think no border too. If you run out of the scraps, you could let the lower right hand corner be your neutrals.

  26. Brenda says:

    I’m leaning toward no sashing, but how about a picture of the blocks on your design board separated by a space equal to your proposed sashing?

  27. Judy says:

    Absolutely love where this is going! I am solidly in the no sashing camp 🙂 This is going to be an absolutely stunning quilt!

  28. Shauna says:

    I think no sashing, but either way it is going to be great. But what I can’t believe is no purple, tsk tsk tsk. Purple is the best color ever!!!

  29. Vera says:

    Looking good! You have many options and it’ll be fun to see which one you’ll choose 🙂

  30. I vote for just piece them together.

  31. sally says:

    I have a feeling I’m catching up too late here for any input to be of any use, but I do like them as they are without sashing. I have a cup of hot chocolate in hand and am hopefully here for a little while so will see how they’ve progressed shortly I expect!

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