What happens when 2 days include: a birthday party, bowling, baby shower, book club meeting, fruit-tree shopping, mini-orchard planting, and gardening on the side with my mom? Yes, you guessed it - no sewing. Or virtually none, anyways. I have half of my Raspberry Bottled Rainbow block finished, but just now I decided to cry "Uncle" and take advantage of being 1 week ahead, technically, on our quilt-along.
So, I am empty-handed today, my friends. But to make up for last week's rainbow-less postings, I have for you some lovely images picked fresh from our Flickr group.
Here's a set of blocks made by Katie of Katie's Korner. I love these colors together. Don't they feel like summer? Goodness, summer! Oh, please not yet (but, the colors are nice). The large flower in Katie's darker orange block is my very favorite feature, I think. Also lovin that Sanctuary selvedge in the aqua block!
Blue has been going around like mad. Here's a set made by Elizabeth of Don't Call Me Betsy:
She incorporated lots of Castle Peeps to accomplish her ocean block! I appreciate her comfort level with negative space. The result is almost "shattered" in places.
Oh, and now that I'm thinking of "shattered", look at this:
Isn't it gorgeous!?!? So many tiny pieces! So saturated. YUM!!! This little masterpiece is the handiwork of Jacey of JaceyCraft. Notice how the tiny pieces are mostly set to the one side while the opposite side has larger scraps. Definitely creates a cool effect.
Ya know, one of the things that I like best about this quilt-along is how each artist is making the project her own. If you scroll through the photos in our pool, you'll start to recognize the blocks by the artist. Impera Magna's blocks have a symmetric formation that reminds me of complex quilt blocks, Angela/Cut to Pieces uses large scraps for a refreshingly simple look and Something Sewn uses so many small ones, but always in a tidy, organized fashion. One thing I hear across the board is how absolutely soothing we're finding the process.
Rainbow + Using Scraps + Ticker Tape = Easy, Fun.
I'm going to finish my Raspberry block up tonight, so I'll be sure to share it with you this week. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this delightful image - the first complete Bottled Rainbow quilt top by miss Crystal of Sonnet of the Moon! Congratulations, Crystal. I think it's safe to speak for us all - we love it!