I have forward momentum struggles, once more. This happens when I have a plan for my next art piece and the plan is thwarted. It is time to regroup. So, that is precisely what I did this week.
Since I couldn’t proceed as planned this week, I thought why not get a head start on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Any progress is progress, right? So, I turned to my Pinterest Rainbow Quilts board for inspiration. Did that end my struggles? No. Nothing I saved resonated with me. I returned to scouring Pinterest. Then I spotted the beauty above.
I begin by drafting the simple block and then set the block in a grid to form the quilt. I can color the quilt with fabrics in EQ8. Normally, this is an advantage. However, since this is a scrap quilt it will be more trouble than it is worth. Instead I print the grid, pull out my colored pencils and play.
Yikes! No way that is working for me. So, the struggles continue. Then I recall some of the other quilts I admired and saved to my Rainbow Quilt Board. I am particularly drawn to swirls of color or color that seems to wash across the quilt. Then there is my love of sunrises. Time to try a different arrangement. I began with a yellow diamond shape, representing the sun and work my outward. Yes, that will do.
I finished my 2023 Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt! With nothing else to work on at the moment, I decided to get a heard start on my 2024 quilt. It doesn’t matter what color will be the first color of the year. I choose dark blue for now. Normally, I would have started in the middle of the block with the black and white fabrics, but I am waiting for my black fabric to arrive. There is more than one way to piece this simple block. My struggles are ended, for now.
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