Rebecca Bryan from Bryan House Quilts is the designer of the August Aurifil block, Rooftops of Amsterdam, and I loved Rebecca’s suggestion to use the pop of color in the block for some fussy cutting. I don’t tend to have a lot of novelty prints in my stash, so I pondered what to use there for a while. And then inspiration struck! If my blocks are going to be a rainbow of colors, this might be the perfect block to combine them all.
I used Rainbow Stripe by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics, but cut it at a 45 degree angle so I could get more colors in each block, and I placed the warm colors at the top and the cool colors at the bottom of the block.
In addition to the rainbow stripe print, I used a combination of prints for the black rooftop stripes including some night owls, which we can often spot on rooftops in our neighborhood on our evening walks.
By adding “rainbow” as one of my block colors, I can now envision getting 4 more blocks made that will fill in this color progression.