That’s not to say I haven’t made a rainbow or two myself. I made my Boyish Rainbow Quilt for my older son, at his request, and I sewed a fabulous rainbow pencil roll, designed by Pink Chalk Studios, for him as well.
I thought I was done with rainbows until I signed up for Stitched in Color’s Curves Class. One of the projects is a wheel quilt. The class doesn’t start until next week, but I thought I’d get a head start by working on some fabric pulls, so I went straight to my scraps to see what might work.
I quickly became excited at the possibilities and began sewing scraps together in chunky strips. (Have I mentioned that this class hasn’t started yet and I’m ahead of the game on something for once?!) I’m pleased at how things are turning out. I think the trick to building a color wheel is ensuring the transitions are gradual, and I have 16 shades to get from the start to the finish of this one. Do you think it works? I’ve had to return to my scrap bin to fill out the oranges and finesse the blues. If you think I need to rearrange or rethink something, I want to hear it!
I plan on using some patterned neutrals for the background quadrants. Unfortunately, both you and I will have to wait to see how that turns out. I’ll be putting down this project until the class is well under way.
Heads up: The Curves Class begins January 19. It’s not too late to sign up. (We’re going to have so much fun conquering those scary curves!) If you can’t swing a full class right now but need your own color wheel quilt, the pattern is available separately here. I plan on documenting my adventures with curves here on From Bolt to Beauty.
Update: You can view the final quilt here.
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