Here is our art clothesline, after a fun weekend at home. While the girls painted rainbows and decorated our chalk door for Easter (they're a little early for this, I know), I worked on quilt blocks. I was so excited about the Bottled Rainbows Quilt-Along (at Stitched in Color), that I couldn't wait to get started.
I dug these out today - my grandma's old canning jars - aren't they beautiful?!
This is such a great way to store scraps of fabric - an amazing idea from Rachel at Stitched in Color!
I've never made a ticker tape style quilt, but have seen lots on other blogs. I'm not sure I love it - but I have SO many green scraps that maybe I'll make another one. I changed the dimensions from the quilt-along a bit - I thought I might like squares better than rectangles.
I love how the pennant/bunting block turned out. I have made pennant quilts and zippered pouches in the past, but this time I wanted to make a pieced version, so that it would hold up better in the wash (no free edges). It was an experiment, based on this block I made for Quilt Story's Block Party last month.
It needed some tweaking, as I wanted the pennant tops to look more curved, not all lined up in a row. I think I made it work!
|Close up view of the pennants|
AND do the pennant blocks, too.