When Melissa Corry put this picture on the cover of her book Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design, I marveled at the success she achieved using scraps, even the tiniest ones, into a controlled and beautiful design.
The joy of this quilt comes from not only using those beautiful scraps, but the memories I have of making the quilts that produced them.
The quilt indeed is the "end of the rainbow."
That wild? Really?
I decided to try out one block. It seemed to work.
I kept going. It seemed to worked.
But the purple! I knew this was going to be a problem every step of the way. You see, I have zero purple fabric in my scrap box.
How obvious is it that I am not drawn to the color purple.
Perhaps I could make mine without purple by putting extra blocks of each color that I do have.
"No," my husband said, "That will not be a complete rainbow."
I decided he was right and went shopping.
How will I ever be able to cut into them so willy nilly?
I see the End of the Rainbow from here.