Monday, February 11, 2013

Raindrops & Sunshine

Happy Monday!

I've been very geeky just now, comparing the Scraptastic ruler with the Fons and Porter Half and Quarter Ruler for the purposes of cutting my triangle scraps into ready-to-sew triangles to finish at standard half square triangle (HST) sizes.  I wonder if it's worth buying a special ruler?  When I sewed those hourglass blocks from scraps I did not worry about finished sizes, but just sewed, sewed, sewed and trimmed.  So, come to think of it, I think it's probably better to just sew random triangle scraps into HST blocks and then trim to a standard unfinished block size.  Sorry, thinking out loud.

Ok, so I do have something real to share with you today...

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Ta da!  I finished this project late January, just in time for its debut at Curves Class encore.  It's my Raindrops & Sunshine baby quilt, with a smattering of Kona Aqua droplets.  Brave curves students will be drafting the templates all by themselves for these sweet droplets.  Yep, we've learned how to  make our own curves templates.  Hurray.

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I just loved piecing those rainbow beams.  I made them quite awhile ago, when I was yearning for string scrappiness.  It's so satisfying to put scraps in rainbow order.  Always looks good and always feels right.  Also, requires very little thought.  Win - win -win.

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At first this quilt was just about the droplets.  Then I thought to add rainbow beams, which caused the background to morph into "sunshine" yellow prints instead of a cloudier view.  Don't you just love how ideas evolve like that?  It's probably my favorite part of the quilting process!

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Because I know folks will ask...  Curves Class is officially finishing up this week.  The class blog will remain open for questions through March 30th.  For those that missed the "live" class, you can still buy the Premium class, which includes access to the class blog now through 3/30 and the Curves Class eBook.  All projects, templates and videos come with the eBook so you can explore curves at your own pace when the timing is right. 

Students from the 2012 Curves Class, who would like to receive an updated eBook with the 2 new projects (drafting curves via the Droplets Journal and Rainbow & Sunshine quilt), please contact me.  There is a $5 processing fee as I will need to first confirm that you are a returning Curves student.  Thanks!

18 comments:

  1. Tell me you have a BlocLoc ruler for those HSTs?! Best ruler for trimming and precision I have found!

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  2. It's absolutely gorgeous! I was expecting the raindrops to be applique, well done on piecing them! :o)

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  3. Its beautiful! :) I wish I had half the talent/inspiration you have.

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  4. I love it...and now I can't stop humming raindrops keep fallin on my head....

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  5. Me encanta tu blog,y lo haria todo,y la variedad que pones es increible,saludos desde Barcelona Capital

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  6. Okay, I adore that quilt and I'm a 2012 student, how can I get updated book? Thanks!

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  7. Lovely quilt! I love the concept and the scrappy rainbows!

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  8. Rachel, I love this Raindrops and Sunshine! You also inspired me to think about using the same concept, but making it birthday inspired, and piecing it as candles! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. It's so pretty, Rachel. Sure to brighten up anyone's day!

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  10. Love this quilt! Love the colors! Great job, well done! The name is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  11. This is perhaps the most PERFECT quilt ever. I may have to try my hand at something similar.

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  12. i love this quilt! so happy and fun. wish I was able to take the curves class this go 'round - so thanks for sharing peeks into the projects!

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  13. Hi Rachel, I'd like the updated book too. Please let me know how to get it. Thanks! : )

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