Sunday, January 25, 2015

Reverse Rainbow Starburst Progress - Sweet 16 QAL 2015

For me, a quilt-along is either a great incentive to finish a project or a big fat guilt-inducer. In this case I am enjoying the process and looking forward to the completion of my quilt for the Sweet 16 Quiltalong 2015 on Sarah's blog.


My choice of a 16-patch pattern is adapted from the 25-patch reverse rainbow featured in this tutorial.


The saw-toothed stars are randomly placed; I placed one to span two of the color blocks. I like it so much that I will also do that on the last row.


I have completed three out of the four rows, which are as follows:
  • Top Row = Purple, Magenta/Hot Pink, Light Pink
  • 2nd Row = Red, Coral, Orange
  • 3rd Row = Dark Green, Light Green, Yellow
  • 4th (and last) Row will be shades of Dark Blue, Teal, and Light Blue


I have started choosing fabrics for the blue row. Whether or not to add a border is still up in the air, but I am certain that I will not add sashing, as I love the intensity of the colors without separation.


Katy just wishes I would hurry up and clear off her favorite sleeping spot.

8 comments:

  1. Love how your blocks are turning out.

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  2. Oh, Linda, how pretty! It's coming along really nicely. Great design!!

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I'm thanking flutterkat for the design. :)

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  3. Hello Linda! This quilting is shaping up beautifully! I love the intensity of the colours also and the stars look fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the final row! :) x

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  4. What a beautiful coloured quilt. How are the stars attached? I love a sew-along, it pushes me to get things done or they end up in a pile in the corner while I move onto something else that grabs my fancy. Katy can't believe you've taken her spot!

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    1. Dawn, the stars are pieced as shown in the tutorial. It took me a few tries to get the placement of the pieces where I wanted them. :)

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  5. Gorgeous! Love that you have that one star distributed across two blocks. Great.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the offset star placement. It adds extra movement. I pieced a scrappy pair of Christmas tree pants last weekend with saw tooth stars. Seeing your work makes me want to get to the second side ASAP. I'm doing the same pattern in solids to make it two sided. Can't wait to see your top with the blue row.

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