Sunday, 23 August 2015

Planning a rainbow

Hallo friends and fellow Rainbow Challengers!

Road to California in Royal blue

Firstly many thanks to the many people who responded to my question about what I should use instead of indigo.
The suggestions were mainly: turquoise, lavender, grey and white.

I've decided on royal /peacock blue to replace the dark blue and indigo sets (2nd row in Angela's diagram), and turquoise /aqua to replace the dark blue from January (3rd row ends). The top outer blocks will be lavender or pale grey.

This took a lot of contemplation during the last three weeks, not aided by the headache caused by Windows 10. My son has fixed that now, and I've made an August block, so all is well!

I'm linking up, rather late, to
RSC 15
so pop over there and take a look at the indigo beauties.

Happy sewing

Marly.

























12 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Marly! I love the fabrics you have used in this block! Beautiful colours! Christine x

Chantal L. said...

So happy to hear you got all your computer problems fixed AND some GOOOORRRRGEOUS sewing on top of that! Yeah! for Marly!! I love the fabric used in this block. So rich.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great choice, Marly. Your "INDIGO" block looks awesome!!

Magpie Sue said...

I missed the fact you were having trouble deciding on color replacements. The block you've made is beautiful. I don't need more headaches, I'll be avoiding Windows 10 as long as possible!

Nell's Quilts said...

Your August block is just right. I think your colour choices will make a very dramatic finished quilt.

PaulaB quilts said...

The colors you chose are absolutely perfect. If you want to see antique quilts with indigo, go to Barbara Brackman's CIVIL WAR QUILTS. I've learned so much from her ongoing series about old colors and print styles. By the way, my RSC15 post at place 12 works fine. The first one failed. Have a wonderful week.

Sheila said...

Beautiful blocks. Love those colors. I'm using black, gray and white prints this month.
I haven't downloaded Windows 10 yet. Still struggling with Windows 8.

Cathy said...

I love your color choice! It looks fantastic.

Cathy said...

Lovely block...glad all is well.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Your solution to this 'problem' is perfect, Marly! It is a beautiful block!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I like!

Jo Ferguson said...

It's a gorgeous block....problem solved.