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In the February/March 2011 issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine, there’s an article on Mosaic Patchwork blocks and Rainbow Flower is one of the blocks featured. With all the fabulous curves in this block, I think it’s irresistible — particularly as a new Inklingo collection for the Rainbow Flower was released on Thursday.
I’m calling this “Cranes Circling Flower at Dusk”. It’s not quite finished as one more round will be added to it, if not more. This one won’t be a large piece, but rather a smaller one with a pretty border which I’m already planning.
Within minutes of downloading the collection, I had prepared my window templates so I could fussy cut the two larger shapes. Within a few minutes after that, I had the fabric cut and ready to print. A few hours later, my block was done.
I was tempted to start another shabby chic quilt with this collection, and may well do that yet but the Oriental prints were what first grabbed my imagination. Imagine this with novelty prints fussy cut for a child’s quilt! Maybe some stripes for the connecting shapes. Or a wonderful polka dot print or — the ideas just are flying through my mind!
When we take photos of quilt-related things, we generally put a board on the pink chair with a piece of grey fabric over it. As I was getting things ready to take the photo of the Rainbow Flower, Smudge decided he wanted to lay down and have a snooze. I literally turned my back for a second to get the block, turned around and there he was, already asleep. We gently moved him and carried on.
Lester found himself a comfortable spot on the loveseat.