hi crafty peeps. guess who's sick again. strep throat has attacked me with a vengeance. of course, my hs reunion is this weekend and here it is, wednesday, and i'm still feeling puny. day 3 of antibiotics so i'm still hoping i'll be better by friday. i have such a weekend planned, i refuse to cancel!!
but anyways. after two days of laying in bed, i've got to make something! and i've been slacking on my rainbow projects. today i'm quilting from my laptop. intrigued? read on!
here's an idea. with your 4 inch squares, you could make flying geese! choose whether you want your rainbows to be the geese or the sky (or both), and then start cutting.
for the geese itself, you need a rectangle 3 1/2" x 2". so from each 4" charm, you can get 2 geese. trim off 1/2" on one side, then cut in half the other direction. pair your rectangle with two, 2" squares of another fabric. you can get four 2" squares from a 4" charm, so you could make all your geese units from your rainbow! here's a link to a good how-to explanation.
want to play with the layout without making your geese first? have you ever tried quiltivate? it's completely addicting - don't blame me when you lose an hour or two of your day! here's one layout done in red and aqua.
here's another, done with white skies and 8 colors from our rainbows.
if you decide to make this, let me know and be sure to share a link! and have fun playing at quiltivate!
update - i just found another 4 inch friendly block over at ellison lane quilts - it's rainbow!! go take a look!