So the first pattern I selected from the available three patterns for the APQ Go Four It Quilt Along was Rainbow Rows. Here it is, designed and pieced by Lissa Alexander.
This quilt immediately appealed to me for two reasons, the scrappy background fabric and the prominent rows of diamonds.
I enjoyed going through my low volume stash and cutting all my strips. I also enjoyed making all the 4 patches. But as I mentioned in my last post, the low volume prints that I initially loved didn't appeal to me once the blocks were pieced and on my design wall.
I can't even put my finger on why that layout didn't appeal to me, other than maybe I'm more of a white background kind of gal than I thought. I received some great feedback and suggestions on my blocks so I decided to keep working at it, and discovered that while the busy background bothered me when the blocks were set on point, that same background appealed to me when the blocks were not set on point. I'm just crazy that way I guess.
So this is my version of Rainbow Rows and I'm happy with it. It is the same block from Lissa's pattern, just set differently.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 149
The pattern is Rainbow Rows by Lissa Alexander from the April issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
It finished at 46" x 56" - a nice lap size.
It has approximately 1,526 pieces.
From what I've heard most folks have located the magazine for the quilt along. Be sure to send me a picture or link to your blog while you are working on your Go Four It project. Nicole from Sister's Choice Quilts is joining the fun and making a few changes to Lisa's pattern also, check it out here. #apqquiltalong on Instagram has some great pictures too, so check them out if you can. My favorite finish so far is by Kimberly from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Stop back by tomorrow, Buried Treasure is pieced,
and I got it right the first try!