February 26, 2019

It's an Ombre Rainbow! |Threadology Quilt Along Blocks 1 and 2

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The Threadology Quilt Along has begun, and it's not too late for you to join in the fun, help out a great charity, and make an amazing quilt!  This QAL is hosted by Fat Quarter Shop who is partnering with Moda Fabrics to match up to $10,000 each in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  A suggested $5 donation is suggested for each block download.

I tried to hold out from participating in the Threadology Quilt Along but was unsuccessful!  I really like the pattern and also like the Bonnie and Camille fabrics it is shown in ... but if I can sneak in a rainbow, I will!  

Every two weeks, a new block pattern is released, and we'll make varying numbers of small blocks and big blocks.  Above are the Ohio Star blocks, the first block in the QAL.

The pattern calls for 1/2 yards of 8 fabrics, and I've switched that to a fat quarter bundle of Boundless Blenders Ombre mixed with Moda Cross Weave in Black as the background.  The woven white and black threads read as a dimensional dark gray and is one of my favorite background fabrics.

I divided the quilt plan into rows and gave each row a color of the rainbow.  I'm hoping it turns out the way I envision it; I'm not 100% sure the spool idea will work, but we'll see.

The overkill bug has also caught me, and I'm making double the number of blocks with the plan of making two quilts - one to keep and one to sell, or two to sell, or one huge quilt.  That's another "we'll see!"

For Block 2, the Nine Patch block, I didn't make the big block because it is used in the pieced backing, and I'm not making pieced backings.

It's not too late to join in the Threadology Quilt Along!  You can read more about it in this post.

Window Shopping!

I love to share some fun things I came across in my online window shopping this week.  Here are my top 4.
  1. Field Trip, a quilt kit I designed for Bluprint in Strawberry Fizz, is now available.
  2. The Skipper Quilt Along hosted by Gigi's Thimble is beginning soon.
  3. In a poll my readers took, many of you liked Dream Chasers.  This fabric collection is now on clearance right here.
  4. A Rainbow Maker sticker would be perfect for the back of my computer, and probably yours too!  Check this and other fun stickers out right here.

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1 comment :

Jasmine said...

Ombré and rainbow are two things you are very good at. These will be beautiful quilts!