Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bottled Rainbows {your creations}

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

First Four Rainbow blocks

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:

Three bottled rainbows

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:

Progress: Bottled Rainbows


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.


Bottled Rainbows Quilt

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!

Bottled Rainbows Quilt

21 comments:

  1. SO wonderful! I love seeing all the finished blocks (and quilt!). I hope my solids arrive soon so I can start, lol!

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  2. I seriously wish I could have been part of this!!! Oh well. I can at least admire the handiwork from afar!

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  3. So pretty! Like you said it's nice to see everyones individual style!

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  4. You know, I totally agree with you - I love seeing the way each of us is interpreting this QAL, and doing things uniquely, it's really pretty cool. I'm having so much fun with this quilt-along, thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!! :)

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  5. I'm 4 blocks in as of today! And with some more quilting tonight, I just might make it to 6. :)

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  6. I love seeing all the different variations of blocks!
    Hopefully this will inspire me to get going on mine . . . maybe tonight!

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  7. So fun to see a sampling of the blocks folks are making! I agree, it is really neat to see all the different styles and directions people are taking this. Lots of inspiration for those of us who are sitting it out for now but may jump in later!

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  8. Oh wow, I love them all! Sounds like you had a great weekend, sewing or not! :)

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  9. Oooh, the finished quilt is GORGEOUS! I may have to splurge on those solids after all....(someday). :)

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  10. this is my first weekend in the last three or so that I have no worked on a set of blocks. I missed it! But I did get some other work done, so that's good. But I'm anxious to work on more colors. ;) Darn Joann's for being out of Kona Snow when I went to buy some...

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  11. Those are so lovely! I will definitely put this on my to do list!

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  12. It really is a fun process, and I agree; seeing the different versions of the same concept is interesting! Thanks for including mine here; I really love the first block, and have been working on my second. I hope you had a great weekend!

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  13. It's really fun to see all the blocks and styles emerging. It's helping me think about how I will interpret this as I am about to start!!

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  14. I'm exhausted just reading about all the things you did this weekend!

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  15. Thanks for showing off my quilt! I think the best part about this quilt along is getting to see everyone's blocks...they're all so unique and beautiful! I can't wait to see more!

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  16. Love those so much! I need to start mine as soon as I finish my son's quilt!!!!

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  17. These are so pretty! I love this style of block!

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  18. These are incredible!
    I have yet to join this QAL, but did get a rainbow pack of solids to start thinking about putting one together (get in line project!)

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  19. So much fun! I'm assembling the rest of my blocks so I can get the "work" part out of the way and then I can then just have fun with the scraps. I have lots of projects in the works right now, but all I want to do is sew my bottled rainbows!

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  20. I've been so inspired by these that I started on Thursday , put all 12 backgrounds together with Moda solids (different colorway) and over the last two days have completed 12 blocks.........had to go to quilt store and pick some small pieces from the leftover barrel which they sell by the pound.......need to make a few changes and then will start sewing. A fun project. I have no idea what I'm going to do with finished piece but I loved the process....great fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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