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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rainbow Swap Progress

Have you ever had a quilt design idea in your head, and you try it out, and it doesn't work, but something else even better comes of it? Well, that is what happened when I started cutting and sewing on these Rainbow Swap Squares that I showed you the other day. I had this idea stewing around in my head since receiving these squares back from the swap hostess, Craftytammie. When it was finally time to start cutting fabric and sewing it to the colorful squares and laying it out, my idea didn't work. Not at all. It made me wonder what I was thinking in the first place. How could it have been so wrong? But wait! Turn this block, turn that block, oooooh I'm liking what I'm seeing here! Not at all what I had planned, but I'm very pleased with the progress so far. Take a look...

Rainbow Swap ProgressHere you can see that each square of fabric has been bordered just on two sides with a small white sashing.

Rainbow Swap ProgressBy alternating how each block is positioned, the color squares don't line up exactly but each square is still bordered on all sides with the white sashing.

Rainbow Swap ProgressI really love the looks of this layout and can't wait to have a few hours to sew it all together. Then I'll have to decide on backing and binding. Any suggestions? Should I go with a solid color for one or both? Should I try to find a colorful stripe for the binding and piece a scrappy backing? What would you do? I'd love to know!

Happy Stitching!

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