A Rainbow Design Ditty Update
Last Monday, I assembled my Rainbow Bee, broken herringbone quilt blocks onto my design floor into several potential layout options. What I didn’t realise was that that photo would go viral, and that post would garner more than seven hundred page views! (Note to self: Don’t leave your shoes laying around the floor–or at least, kick them out of the frame!) Sorry, y’all, if I would have known the whole world be watchin’ my business, I would have dressed it up a bit better.
So after asking that all important question, “What should I do?” you really let me have it. There can be no winners in this situation, just clearly better choices than others. A lot of you liked number four, the random placement, patterned direction, and another gaggle of you liked number five, the spectrum placement, patterned direction. Everyone else’s opinion was wrong.
Oh, heavens to Betsi! A girl can change her mind a lot, can’t she? These blocks were gonna be their own quilt, and after ruminating, and reading your commentary, I’ve decided they’re going to become two baby quilts. This way I get to audition the block a bit more, and see how the small version quilts up. Now, due to the blocks on hand from my bee, random placement, patterned direction wins this round. However, all is not lost for spectrum placement, patterned direction as I think it is in the cards for my own quilt–albeit a bit further down the road.
To that end, here are the blocks I’ve made this week that I’ll be keeping for myself. (Anne at Play Crafts tutorial). If you want to follow along with the play by play, I’ve been Instagramming their progress. Look me up, surely you know the name by now: molli_sparkles. (Italics is optional, but that’s how you say it).