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).

17 Responses

  1. Liz says:

    Beautiful quilting. I think I've been saying it wrong. – I've been saying it with a wave of my wand. Uh oh.

  2. Vera says:

    New blocks are fab!

  3. Katie says:

    I'm a new follower. I love these blocks!

  4. MsMidge says:

    You are the herringbone queen! I have done one, and could not face another for a while lol

  5. Aunt Marti says:

    Wow Molli! 700 pageviews! Better enter that quilt (those quilts) in a show! Can't wait to see the finished products.

  6. I think I want to eat these blocks! 🙂

  7. Sooli says:

    Well anyone with sparkles in their name is going to attract some attention (like you didn't know). Those blocks are in my to do list, but maybe with black, who knows? Seriously though, your name's pronounced with italics? Here's me pronouncing it with an exclamation mark – got that totally wrong!

  8. Well I'm a bit late to the party – and would've chosen the spectrum one – but they look fabulous! The secondary pattern they create is really cool.

  9. Yay for 700+ views! It will look spectacular no matter what you do. Can't wait to see!

  10. Amanda says:

    These blocks are all kinds of awesome. They will make a helluva baby quilt!! Sew on.

  11. Mareenchen says:

    Credit where credit is due. A colour fest like that had to go viral.. 😀

  12. That's like the "always wear clean underwear, because you never know what the day will bring". Gorgeous!

  13. The O's says:

    Geesh! You'd be one popular person! Glad I got to know you before you went viral 😉

    can't wait to see the baby quilts. Love the layout idea you penned on Sunday.

  14. Sylvia says:

    Lovely blocks! A fun variation of string piecing.

  15. Elise Lea says:

    Beautiful blocks! It will be fun to see the difference between the two quilts when they are both done!!

  16. Katy Cameron says:

    Woot, I backed the winner :oD

  17. Unknown says:

    Wow after checking out your tutorial I'm even more impressed. What a lot of work, great job

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