Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bottled Rainbow Begins

I have jumped in to participate in the Bottled Rainbow Quiltalong at Stitched in Color (you can click the link in my sidebar to see how to join in).  I bought these pretty fat quarters before Christmas when they were on sale from Connected Threads.  Luckily, the fat quarter bundle had all the colors I needed except for two and I managed to find them in my stash.  Here they are all laid out on my living room floor.

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Then I started sorting my scraps onto the matching colors.  Lots of my scraps did not have one dominant color, so I set those aside.  I found out that although I have lots of scraps, I do not really have these exact colors.  Some of the colors I did really well on (bright green, dark green, blue, and the bright pink-no surprise, really) but some of the colors I didn’t have much at all.  I decided to include fat quarters and that helped. March 2011 020
Then I dug into a few of my charm squares packs and I was a little happier (okay, I know that those are technically not scraps but it is better than going out and buying more fabric, right?).  I am sure if I go upstairs and check, I can add some more yardage to the piles but that can wait.  I signed up for the scrap swap at Sew Sara so I am hoping I will get a few more scraps in the colors I need.
I seem to be low on the petal pink, cerise, indigo, and tangerine.  I will have to be on the lookout!

Meanwhile, I guess I need to pick up the living room!

I am linking up to Canoe Ridge's Sew Modern Monday and That Girl's Stitchin' Weekend!

10 comments:

  1. How exciting to start a new quilt. Looks like it will be a beautiful one from the colors you've chosen!

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  2. What a neat way to get organized for your new quilt. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing more.

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  3. It's so pretty. I get so caught up in the colors. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  4. oh wow, I really want to do this quilt a long. Your colors look great so far!

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  5. Beautiful! Every time I see the Bottled Rainbows button, I'm a little confused about what the quilts are supposed to be about, but now I'm starting to see...I can't wait to see how your quilt is going to turn out!

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  6. I love the all bright colors! I love this quilt along...what a great way to use up all those small scraps!

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  7. Very nice! I'm still (not so) patiently waiting for my soilds to arrive. I'm sure I'll be creating some scraps too!

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  8. Looks like you have a great start! It will be neat to see what you do.

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  9. This looks like a very fun project!

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  10. This is going to be such a pretty quilt!

    Jennifer :)

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