Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Few More Rainbow Blocks

One of my quilting projects for the past week was to play with the sampler blocks that we have been making all year for the Squared Away BOM as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Along with those blocks, I have also been making extra blocks using the patterns from the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along at the Fat Quarter Shop. Both sets of blocks are based on a 5x5 grid, so they fit together perfectly!

I made a new version of the Squared Away block from January, using a lighter blue that works much better with the grey background. The yellow and red blocks were made from the Fat Quarter Shop patterns.

The next step will be putting all of the blocks up on the wall together to figure out a layout. I have over 50 blocks, 7.5" finished size. That would be enough for a large throw quilt, but I think I will make a smaller throw plus a baby quilt instead. I'm looking forward to trying out different block settings.

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 

Julie in GA


  1. What a great plan. The blocks work really well together.

  2. Definite improvement on the blue. I like the FQ shop blocks. I've been looking for other 5x5 grid blocks to add to my collection.

  3. Lovely blocks--that background gray is perfect nice work on these hugs, Julierose

  4. Nice job on your extra blocks, Julie! I'll be looking forward to seeing how your quilt top(s) grow(s). Hooray for a design wall!!!

  5. Two quilts from one set of blocks sounds like a win to me! I'll have to check out the FQ shop QAL and see if there are some fun blocks I might want to add, too. Thanks for the link, and have fun putting those blocks together!

  6. I really like that Gray background you have been using for your blocks. It really sets off those bright colors. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!


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