This long Work in Progress is Finally Complete!! I started this quilt years ago…really. YEARS. And it was part of my inspiration for my Craftsy class on Disappearing Blocks using Precuts.
This is one of the first quilts that I set out to “design”. I sketched it all out using nine patches that gradated in color. Each block was uniquely made with a particular arrangement of color, so that when the nine patch was cut up and resewn into a disappearing nine patch the result would be a cascade of color across the quilt.
Originally the quilt design was twice this size…what can I say? Go big or go home. Well…this needed to come home. So I made some quick adjustments to my original plan and ended the rainbow with light blue rather than the fuller exploration of color I was going to do. But I don’t regret it for a moment. This is a case where done is better than perfect. (especially when no one but me knows what the original design ensued.) lol
I’m thrilled to have it finished and once again was saved by my angel quilter Louise of Dogwood Hill Quilts. She took a quilt I was literally ready to toss into the trash and quilted it up beautifully for me. Another quilt added to my Finished collection. Full of fabrics from ages past… It is a long story now finished. And hopefully will inspire some to tackle the freedom of quilt design within a single block through the use of COLOR. Go forth and design!!