Rainbow Rose QAL - Center Star
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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 4

Picking the fabric and placement for the center star of the Rainbow Rose QAL went faster than I expected. I didn’t have quite the right mix of left over pieces, so I needed to add 4 new fabric selections.

Rainbow Rose QAL - Center Star

Rainbow Rose QAL – Center Star

The new fabric I introduced are the Blue Alison Glass Mercury print, a Purple star print, Orange Pearl Bracelet, and Green Pearl Bracelet.

Rainbow Rose QAL - Center Star

Rainbow Rose QAL – Center Star

I am especially crushing on that center pinwheel block with all the polka dots. I got as close as I could to a purple polka dot; it seems to work pretty well.

Rainbow Rose QAL - Piecing Through Week 4

Rainbow Rose QAL – Piecing Through Week 4

I did deviate from the layout and decided to keep the same rainbow order / direction in my center star as in the outer ring. I actually did not really think much about that decision; I just knew it was how I wanted to proceed!

Rainbow Rose QAL - Center Star

Rainbow Rose QAL – Center Star

Can you tell I am really crushing on this rainbow?? Linking up with the Rainbow Rose QAL.

21 thoughts on “Rainbow Rose QAL Week 4

  1. Yvonne, I really like your fabric choices. I cant wait to see the final quilt. I like polka dots and stripes together.I love the colors that you are using nice and bright and they look like a rainbow. Have a great day.

  2. Wonderful job Yvonne! I really love how you have intentionally picked the fabrics for this quilt. The rainbow is evenly saturated and creates a quilt that is really pleasing to the eye!

  3. Ruth says:

    I don’t have many polka dots in my stash but really want to get some – I really like how they work in your block and the centre looks great!

  4. Michele T says:

    Oh my gosh!! The colour matching is perfect!!! Beautiful block and you can’t beat a rainbow to make one smile!!

  5. Paige says:

    Wonderful progress!

  6. Oh my, I’m in love with this project. Rainbow and polkadots are right up my alley. I immediately noticed that your center was rotated from what most people have been posting. I prefer it with everything lined up in color order, but that is just my OCD talking.

  7. Cindy says:

    I love the dots in the centre, they seem to just radiate out. I like your choice of keeping the colours lined up.

  8. Pat in WNY says:

    Your polka dots are wonderful, this will be a thoroughly modern quilt, yet dots are so traditional too.

  9. Good Morning Yvonne! I bet you are thrilled for signing up for this quilt along! Each of your fabrics are blending together perfectly and yes, I think your dark purple choice works wonderfully with all of the polka dots. This is going to be a spectacular quilt. Thank you so much for sharing your progress with us! Have a fantastic creative day!

  10. Lena says:

    You are right, you polka dots really give that special zest to your quilt, it looks great!

  11. Love how this looks.

  12. Tish says:

    I just love all the prints you’ve chosen for your Rainbow Rose. I’m quite impressed how quickly this quilt along has come together.

  13. Your fabric choices are spot on. 🙂 I love the look of polka dots but rarely purchase any for some reason. Maybe it’s time I go dottie!

  14. Renee says:

    This is just so pretty! Very vibrant choice of colors, they transition so nicely!

  15. Jan says:

    I’ve not quite understood, but is the rose QAL for your followers or is that something you are doing yourself? It is beautiful!

  16. Beautiful! I would have kept the center the same order as well.

  17. Vera says:

    Oh Yvonne, I like your deviation! Just the way it should be! 🙂

  18. You can never have too many polka dots.
    I considered doing the same thing with the colours in the centre star but chickened out at the end. 🙁

  19. Sally says:

    Your polka dots are looking so effective, and I haven’t noticed any other versions of the centre but I’m struggling to imagine the colours going the opposite way, your version seems very natural.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)