When I first pulled my fabrics for this quilt I thought I'd go with a random color layout. When I posted my picture to the Flickr pool someone suggested doing a gradient, from one color to the next and I was like "yeah, that could be kind of cool." So I tried it.
I started with a blend of my greens and yellows in the middle then slowly radiating out into orange, pink, and finally purple on the outside. And I love it!
One of the ladies at the Sit & Sew said it reminded her of rainbow sherbet. I have to say, I kind of agree!
The sewing was so much easier than I was expecting too. I was so pleasantly surprised! They went quick once I had a rhythm. I pieced the blocks into sets of two along the row, then pressed all the seams open. Then I went back and joined the sets into one long row. Easy-Peasy. The hardest part was making sure I was paying attention to which direction the blocks went. I got 4 rows done and can't wait to finish up the rest later.
I won't be doing any sewing this weekend as the annual Machine Quilters Exposition (MQX) is in town and I've managed to convince my husband that spending the day with me at a quilt show will be a perfect date. If you're in New England, I definitely recommend this show. It's amazing!