Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bottled Rainbows {Raspberry Block}

This post is part of a series Bottled Rainbows {ticker tape quilt along}. You can join in anytime. We're going at a leisurely pace and using up our scraps! Please see this page for links to all posts, and join us on Flickr to share your questions and work-in-progress!

Hello, bright raspberry pink! 

Raspberry Bottled Rainbows

This block makes me smile - the colors are so vibrant and upbeat.  This time I started by placing the large Amy Butler Soul Blossom square at the center. Then, I placed my scraps flowing outwards from that square, making sure to include a few angles as usual and a bit of a Lecien selvedge too!

Raspberry block

I love how puffy and soft each scrap feels one they're quilted. And now I have a very ::WARM:: set of Bottled Rainbows!

::WARM:: Bottled Rainbows

I'm trying to decide if I'll jump to the opposite corner to play with the blues and teals, or if I'm going to keep building on with adjacent blocks. Of course it doesn't really matter....  I guess I'll have to decide in the heat of the moment ;)

I hope you don't mind if I share another glimpse of spring.  I stopped in our driveway to take this snapshot of our front yard right from the driver's seat.  The effect is definitely out-of-focus.  But, if you look at it with some imagination, it's almost painterly. 

painterly beauty

I just can't get enough of gazing at the dogwoods in bloom. Dogwoods are my favorite tree, and they just so happen to grow wild in the forests of South Carolina.  The azalea are beginning to blossom too - it's almost painfully gorgeous!

26 comments:

  1. Pretty blocks! I am so jealous that you have blossoming trees! We're still trying to get the snow to melt here!

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  2. Gorgeous blocks and equally sensational color along the road. Wow. We're still waiting....

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  3. I can hardly stand that this is your front yard! So pretty - it's still winter here in Chicago. Thanks for the peek at spring!

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  4. Your raspberry block is yummy and that pic of the trees/shrubs in bloom is gorgeous!!!

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  5. Painfully gorgeous is exactly accurate. Wow.

    Getting my sewing room back in shape and going to start a bottled rainbow next week. I am SO HAPPY I stumbled upon your blog.

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  6. I agree about your front yard! And your blocks are quite beautiful, too!

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  7. Okay, the blocks are gorgeous! But, I am green with envy at that amazing view from your car window! Stunningly gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  8. Great blocks!! I can see why you have beautiful bright colors on the brain!

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  9. words can't even describe how jealous I am!!!

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  10. That's a gorgeous new block, and a gorgeous front yard!

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  11. The quilt blocks are fabulous.....I wish I had that kind of range of colors in my stash.....one day!

    The pic of your side yard is just gorgeous! I love dogwoods! But we are too far north for them (Maine). As it is, I'm going to have to drive down to Massachusetts in a little while to get my fill of the Magnolias. We're still covered in snow!

    Thanks for the little bit of spring!

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  12. love the blocks! and your picture makes me want to become a fairy and live amongst the trees. And trust me, I'm not normally that sentimental. It's just sooo beautiful. I'm pretty sure that angels live there.

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  13. Beautiful Rachel....love the colors!

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  14. All the Azaleas are in full bloom around here as well as the Bradford pear trees.

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  15. Breathtaking Rachel, thanks for sharing your creativity and God's!

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  16. Beautiful block! I particularly love the few angled blocks that you threw in there, great choice!

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  17. so pretty! it is sooo not pretty outside of my windows right now. everything is brown and gross! spring please come soon!

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  18. I'm painfully jealous of both your talent & that gorgeous spring view! :)

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  19. your blocks are so bright and inspiring! i am enjoying seeing them pop up all over blogland!

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  20. I LOVE these blocks! I have so many scraps that I need to use, so I may try something like this!

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  21. That picture is gorgeous. Love the dogwoods in bloom and the azaleas. The quilt block also looks very spring-like.

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  22. What a beautiful view! I loved it... thanks for sharing :)

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