My flimsy is done and ready to take to my quilter. It turned out really cute. And really different from the way I originally imagined it.
I didn't want to use typical "rainbow" fabric so I was going to use black at least to sash it. Then when I looked around at fabric on my shelves and at the fabric stores I just couldn't picture the quilt put together with black. This is called "quilt stupor of thought" so I knew I was in the wrong direction.
I had this fabric that I haven't known what to do with. It is kind of strange fabric. It has the name Margaret written on it and it is Japanese. The designers sometimes have funny things written on some fabric that they think are super American and maybe the name Margaret seems American sounding? It is cute though. I put the Margaret fabric on my counter top and kept looking at it and then at my blocks from the swap (they just happened to be next to it). It occurred to me that the Margaret fabric actually had all the colors of all the blocks in the fabric.
My own block for the swap was orange so I decided to put it in the center of all the blocks and I used a Snippets fabric with orange dots that was burning a hole on my shelf. It just seemed right to use my orange block as the jumping off point for the whole quilt.
So here it is. It is kind of wild and colorful. But isn't that the point of a rainbow block swap quilt? Yep. I'm so glad I joined Jane and the girls in group 1. I can't wait to get it quilted. I will always call the quilt Margaret Jane.