Friday, 17 June 2016

Rainbow Rose QAL Week 3

Look what the postman brought yesterday!

Parcel with prize fabric

A pretty pink parcel with my prize from the first week of the Rainbow Rose QAL - a lovely fat quarter bundle with a sweet note from Amy:

Candy Cotton bundle

Thank you Ruth from Modern Quilters Ireland for organizing the QAL and thank you Love Fabric shop for the wonderful prize! This is Cotton Candy collection by Dashwood Studio and it has lovely colors (the dark one is actually more of a deep teal, though in the photo it looks more like navy) and fun modern prints. I am now thinking hard about a design that will do it justice. It will have to be something modern (and probably something Irish - do you think Irish chain is too obvious to consider?)))

This week's assignment was piecing the corners. I stuck to my layout with a minor change - having identified a lack of pastels I bought a piece of light yellow and another of light green (at a sale - bingo!), so I was able to use them. I am so glad that in this week's "theory" Ruth tackled the problem of value, exactly what I am struggling with)). 

So, these are my blocks (sorry for the photo quality, it was raining on and off the whole day, I did my best shooting them indoors):

Rainbow rose QAL green corner

Rainbow rose QAL purple corner

Rainbow rose QAL red corner

Rainbow rose QAL blue corner

And this is how it all looks together at the moment, the outer blocks, the two lightest circles in my value gradation:

Rainbow Rose QAL week3

Link this up to Modern Quilters Ireland QAL.


  1. Beautiful Lena, and congratulations on the win!

  2. Looks fabulous Lena, i love the glow the paler colours seem to give it and can't wait to see it all together! Congrats on the bundle - I adore Dashwood Studios and these are gorgeous!

  3. Wonderful! I love that large flower print cut into the squares, what a lovely fabric!

  4. You have some gorgeous fabrics featured in your squares, and I really like the subtle difference in the way you've cut your pieces with more squares to highlight some focus fabrics.

  5. Your color palette and values are so perfect Lena! It's just beautiful!

  6. This looks beautiful Olena. Congratulations on your fabric win. The fabrics looks great! I'll be interested in seeing what you do with them.

  7. Congratulations on the linky win - such a gorgeous fabric bundle to receive. Love how your rainbow rose is looking. It's been such fun heading over to everyone and seeing how we've all interpreted it.


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