Last week an email came from a local quilt shop
listing a class for a quilt I have wanted to make for some time.
I was available both Saturdays for the class,
so I signed up to take it.
Off to the quilt shop I went to choose the fabrics for this quilt.
This past Saturday was the first class and, while
I usually don't need a class to make a quilt,
the instructions for this quilt were vague
and confusing to me.
Little did I know that would be the least of my problems!!
The class is for the Oriana Quilt by Allison Glass.
I just love this quilt and have seen it made with several different
I didn't know what color palette I wanted to use
and told myself it would NOT be turquoise!
The rainbow quilt really spoke to me,
so I started picking out fabrics.
That was the easy part!
The first step of the quilt is to make strip sets with
six fabrics each.
This was very challenging!
Where do I want the various colors?
What colors should I place together?
Do I want each strip set to be a different blend of colors
or all the same color?
Finally, this is what I ended up with for my strip sets.
This is my starting point, at least.
I normally don't have an issue with choosing fabrics
and placement, but this is hard for me!
We shall see where it ends up.
This will be my background fabric... all the background pieces will be the same.
Wish me luck!!
Love that fabric you are using, but those blocks look very challenging! It will be fun to see this finished!
That quilt will be awesome with those fabrics! Great choices!
I have confidence in you! Anything with curves is beyond my abilities.
Now doesn’t this look like a fun time! Your fabric layout looks awesome! Good luck and have fun!
Love that background!!!
Hummmm is that curve pieced or appliqued?
I have seen that quilt done in blues, and it is beautiful. Good luck with your quilt! BTW, I am hoarding about 10 yards of that Tula Pink fabric, just waiting for the perfect project.
Oh I have never seen this pattern before. You chose some really fun fabrics, can't wait to see your finish.
OMGosh....my head is spinning just thinking about the choices. I LOVE the quilt and look forward to seeing yours.
What a bright modern quilt! I can understand your hesitation in choosing the fabrics, but it will be gorgeous no matter what you choose. Have fun and enjoy the process!
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