Monday, August 12, 2013

Bright Rainbow Redux

So OK, I have too much fabric, and want to make some quilts that aren't overly fussy.  What else to start with than the bright rainbow blocks I started a few weeks ago.

I had an idea so I decided to throw some pieces up on the design wall to see what it looked like. I thought I would line up pieces of the same size across one row and then let the blocks grow in size both above and below.

Here's the first one:
I just put colors up there, I wasn't worried about the fabric placement. I figured I could play with that later if I got something I liked.

I thought it needed to be wider, so I added another column on the right.

I decided to keep going.
 This was about 42"wide by 62" tall.  It needed to be wider.

Now it's 56" wide, and I really like it.  Except.

Except the top and bottom rows can't be the narrowest blocks. I have to rearrange this so wider blocks are on the top and bottom edges.

My problem is when I made the blocks I was just guessing about what sizes I needed, so I don't have enough to carry this idea along.

BUT! Because I am a "free piecer" I am NOT going to make more. I'm simply going to combine some pieces I already have throughout the quilt and make this a bit more unexpected.



Megan said...

Isn't it restorative just to play with simple shapes every now and then? Love it!

Sydney, Australia

Liz said...

Amazing, I love your free spirit - I struggle greatly when my first idea takes a nose dive....usually run through many pages of graph paper, and risk tossing the whole thing in the corner. I must remember your free-piecing spirit !!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Go, Lynne, GO!!