I am back with another brief post as it is time to share our quilt tops with Sandra Walker, the designer of Rainbow Neighbourhood, who blogs at mmmQuilts. This is her annual QAL and I have done all of them since 2017, so I definitely was in for this one. When I saw this pattern months ago, I knew it would be good for a QAL and it has been fabulous. And, yes, I use the Canadian spelling because she is the author and designer of this fun quilt.
For your entertainment, I thought I would do a slideshow of the 16″ blocks. I just used what scraps I had, barring some greens and blues for the sky that needed to be a bit longer than the strips I had on hand! These are big blocks and go together fast, once you select the fabrics.
I was going to use the same door fabric, but ran out. Of course, after I made a brown door, I discovered more of the funny beige print. My plan was to do 3 single windows, 3 double windows, and 3 no window blocks. I varied the skies and hoped it would work out, and it did!
I have just barely 50″ of quilting width on my Simply Sixteen on a Little Foot Frame. Why am I telling you this? Well, it determined what I did with the blocks and assembling them. For simplicity, I decided to add a 2 1/2″ strip to separate the blocks and offset the middle the row. This would make it a lot less blocky. The quilt is going to a benefit drive, so I wanted it to be a pretty good size, that would work with a variety of the charities that they donate to. I am pleased so far and glad to have participated again in a great QAL!
Coming Up on My Blog
Fab Farm SAL – Block 9 (6/19)
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd
Fab Farm SAL – Block 10 & Linky Party (6/26)