This weekend was a long one for us with yesterday being our June Bank Holiday. It helped having 3 days in a row off to get this one finished for the class I'm giving next Saturday!
It never fails to amaze me how long it takes to make teeny tiny pieced blocks - so much longer that I thought it would - at least twice if not three times as long. This bit took me a whole morning to make: a 3", 4", 6" and 9" block.
I must be having rainbows on my mind as one of the comments on Instagram was how perfectly rainbow this was. It definitely is colourful and looks brilliantly bright in the evening sunlight in our kitchen! Sampler quilts aren't to everyone's taste and G wasn't too enamoured with it but mum instantly loved it!
This was made to show a very simple alternate grid construction and also each of these blocks are included in the class handout so it was a nice way of showing them to the class.
On their own repeated, each of the blocks make lovely quilts in and of themselves and taking on this opportunity, has given me 3 quilt tops now and I am hoping to make the booklet, with all of the patterns available as a download in my pattern shop after the class. Of course I have to quilt them all yet!
I have to say a huge thanks to Serena @Sew Giving, Abigail @Cut and Alter, Anja @Anja Quilts and Sandra @Sew of Course who proof read and pattern tested for me. You guys were brilliant and a great help - thanks a million!
Continuing the rainbow trend, I've been pulling fabric for the large block version of the Rainbow Rose QAL running over on the Modern Quilters Ireland blog. There are weekly prizes of bundles of Fat Quarters and in the QAL I am giving full instructions for two sizes a 40" baby quilt or an 80" larger quilt. I pulled from 3 bundles of fat quarters and think I have more than enough to make the bigger version that uses layer cake or 10" squares. I may even have to remove some like that blue that somehow snuck into the green pile!
If you want to make a Rainbow Rose the QAL goes on for the next 4 weeks with a final link up in July. Link up each week for any progress made on the block to be in with a chance to win the prizes! Tomorrows post is on cutting the background fabric and starting to piece the first section of the block!
Linking up to the Friday finishes for the Quilt top and Modern Quilters Ireland for the fabric pull!