Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bottled Rainbows {Rainbow Stacks}

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!

How goes your Bottled Rainbows?

Turquoise Bottled Rainbows

Today I completed the Turquoise block, which lives on the far right row of the Bottled Rainbow color grid, beside Teal.  Turquoise or aqua is a color that abounds in modern fabrics, so this was another Bottled Rainbow block for which I had more than enough scraps.

Turquoise Owl

I really enjoyed the angles that played into this block, as well as the appearance of yet another Anne Kelle owl.

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See, there's also one on the yellow block. Most of my blocks have either an Anne Kelle owl or an Alexander Henry butterfly.  It'll be a fun discovery for some little person!

hello summer!

I love how each Bottled Rainbow block embodies such a lively, distinct color.  Have you ever tried using yours to play with color schemes?  My last three completed blocks have a happy-go-lucky summer vibe that I hope to channel into my brewing beach blanket quilt.  The Kona cottons that border these blocks are Peacock, Buttercup and Cerise.  I love them together, but I'll definitely be adding fabrics in orange and lime as well to round out my beachy color mix.

Oh, and if you're thinking of joining the Bottled Rainbow quilt-along and are looking for the recommended Konas, you can find the complete set here at Marmalade Fabrics. 

rainbows stacked

I have just 4 blocks left of the 16 needed for a complete Bottled Rainbow quilt.  But, I'm having so much fun with my rainbow stack that I haven't pieced any more rows together since that first post on joining blocks.  Maybe next week...

22 comments:

  1. Oh so beautiful. Bottled Rainbows was a brilliant idea!

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  2. Those little owls peeking out are so cute!

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  3. I love this!! I wish I had the time to start on it right now! I'll have to wait until my other projects are done! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  4. Your newest block is beautiful! I haven't started on my third block yet, but I'm hoping to do so soon.

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  5. the owls are so cute and funny :)
    I love your blocks and I'm more and more tempted to join the quilt along, but I'm afraid I have to wait till I have more scraps (or generally more fabrics)

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  6. These blocks are great, love the scraps you used!

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  7. I love your blocks!
    The colors are beautiful and they are so neatly done!!!

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  8. Such happy blocks! And I love the owl/butterfly thing! I can't wait to see how they look together...

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  9. Your blocks are gorgeous! I can't wait until we move and get settled in so I can start my blocks finally!

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  10. Your blocks are gorgeous, Rachel!
    I have my mini bottled rainbow quilt almost done - just need to decide on a binding fabric!

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  11. I love the little owls... only four blocks left? How exciting!

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  12. I haven't joined this because I really don't have many scraps or very much fabric or even a variety of colors. I think your quilt will be very cute and you should be able to use it as an i Spy quilt.

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  13. I could seriously look at these blocks all day. I can't wait to get started on my Bottled Rainbows quilt!

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  14. These blocks are so much fun! I love the fussy-cut owls!

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  15. So colorful and beautiful -- I just LOVE that owl! (once again, I know I already let you know this!)

    P.s. LOVE the new header! It's a great example of what you see daily here at STitched.In.Color!!!

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  16. I just finished another block last night. The bottled rainbows are going to be my very last project that I work on in my current home. They actually relax me which is a much needed bonus these days. ;)

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  17. I love aqua. That block is so cute.

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  18. I love your eye for color soooo much. And this 'bottled' theme is awesome. Including those adorable owls! Well, my poor sewing machine has been quieter than it's been for a long long time (http://rosiedreams.com/wishing-i-was-upstairs/) but I keep holding out for the future. I mean, those stairs won't keep me from sewing much longer with my crawling, walking, climbing babe. But every time I pop over here I drool, gaze and itch to get working on something creative and handmade. Love love love it.

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  19. Late in the ticker tape parade but going to do this. Right now I have Kona White and I think DIL is going to send me some of the other Konas...should be interesting fun. I rarely do any thing but art quilts but this is such eye candy, have to have one for myself.

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