Over the rainbow

When it comes to quilting, one of the things I really need to improve on is planning. I love whipping together blocks, but I’m not great with planning how they will all layout.  As I whipped through my log cabin blocks, it became apparent that I was definitely going to have to start planning how I wanted it to come together.

So I figured out how many blocks I would need to cover my bed, then I booted up excel and started planning my layout.

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From there I was able to figure out how many blocks of each colour I would need. Of course then I stumbled across another problem…

I didn’t have enough scraps of a few of the colours. Luckily, I have a mother who quilts, and isn’t opposed to me raiding her scrap bin.

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After that I was back in business. I still have some green and purple blocks to make, but I couldn’t resist laying out what I had to get a sense of what it would look like in real life…

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I love it! I’m calling this one ‘Cabins at Rainbow Camp’, in honour of a place my Dad used to go Moose hunting.

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