Before I jumped into the Rainbow Rose QAL Week 2 instructions for cutting and piecing, I first went back to my stash and edited the fabric transition from teal to blue.
My original pull is on the left, and I was unhappy with the too light transition from teal to blue. On the left you can see I changed out for a bit darker Alison Glass Bike Path, and that works better for me.
The Week 2 instructions start out with cutting the background fabric which came together quickly enough. Then there is a lovely discussion about color selection for the “middle pieces”. I decided to take all my (36) 5″ charm pieces and think through how I would like to see them arranged in the quilt (who knows if it will end up that way, but it worked for me). That allowed me to select and use these colors with confidence.
I am definitely enjoying this process and happy to have a project to look forward to working on each week.
Linking up with the Rainbow Rose QAL.
15 thoughts on “Rainbow Rose QAL Week 2”
It’s really interesting to see your initial pull and the edited version – little changes make such a difference. These look great Yvonne! I went to do mine last night but got stuck in my colour choice …. what if I chose the wrong colours for these blocks now and ruined the whole thing!!! I think i was really too tired to think straight. Looking forward to trying agin today with a much clearer head.
The use of those colours is great. Your confidence is spot on.
Good call on our teal to blue edit! Your fabric pull is lovely and I’m crushing hard on that block!
Oops- YOUR edit, not ours! 😎
Your blocks look fabulous!
I am drawn to this like a moth to a flame. How long can I hold out before joining in, I wonder?
I do love your color pull. This will be beautiful. Seeing the blocks starting to come together makes it hard to resist not playing along.
I like your rainbow changes! This looks like a wonderful QAL, thankfully I can watch your progress since I didn’t join along and frankly…I can barely keep up with my BOM!
That is turning out beautifully! I am loving the polka dots.
I was at a retreat once where a woman shared a queen size scrap quilt made entirely of fabric with dots. It was so much fun!
Part of me wants to join this, but I have so much going on already. Do I? Don’t I?
I really like the colors you are using. I’ll be interested to see this develop into a full quilt.
A smoother transition for sure. Your blocks are looking great so far Yvonne! I will probably do a lot of figuring out how I want the colors to be laid out too.
This sounds like a fun and challenging quilt along! Not knowing what the next steps will be, I totally support your choices! They are beautiful together.So keep having fun until we start your mystery quilt.Have a fantastic creative day!
Looking great Yvonne 🙂 You definitely put more thought into it than I did, I just jumped in working from what I have on hand. Mine will be scrappy and likely won’t resemble any kind of color wheel/rainbow, but it’s fun just the same 🙂
The lighter teals do help round it out.
It’s funny how even small changes do make a big difference. It will be really interesting to see how different all the individual quilts turn out.