Rainbow Around the Block

Here’s the studio’s July contribution to Anna Maria Horner’s Rainbow Around the Block flood relief effort.  This square is made from some samples that we had left over from the Noah Two of a Kind fabric collection that I still sometimes see in stores (here, here, and here, for example).  It was a lot of fun.


I couldn’t decide between the elephants or the giraffes for the center square – because those two have always been my favorite, but as you can see the elephants won out.  I heard somewhere that elephants with raised trunks are good luck, so I’m hoping they’ll use their gifts to make this block fit well with the other contributions coming in from all over the country.

Here’s the flickr pool of some other quilt blocks that people have donated.  Sometimes during lunch I’ll watch one of these pools as a slide show to get inspiration – it’s very satisfying.



  1. Angela O'Mara May 6, 2011

    I am looking for the fabric. Is there anywhere I can still get some. My husband and I bought one sample back when we first tried to have kids and are now two years later finally able to finish putting the nursery together and I want to know if there is anymore left out there.

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    Ellen Heck June 6, 2011

    Hi Angela!

    Yes, every now and then, I still find pieces from this collection at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Here is one etsy shop that carries it: http://www.etsy.com/listing/51813862/special-order-for-scrapabilitiescreate. And here is another: http://www.mysewingroom.ca/shoppingcart/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=139_140&products_id=18534.

    Congratulations on your growing family!

    p.s. We’d love to see a photo of your Noah nursery when you are finished!

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