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!


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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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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