I've done this design before. I knew I could change up a few things and do it again. Maybe even improve on my idea a little bit. The other day I pulled out the scrap bucket and went to town. I love doing improv. To me, it feels.....freeing?! Hard to describe. Let's stick with I love it!
I pulled out every blue I had (almost), cut some strips and placed them on my design wall. Rearranging them until I was happy with it.
I started with the lightest and worked my way through the pile of strips. Letting the 'flow' flow!
This was the first batch of blue strips, but I ended up pulling many more during the process.
I used all kinds of cottons including some gorgeous Kaffe Fasset Shot cotton.
I sometimes look at this kind of thing I do and wonder what people think. Mostly those who are not quilters. Do they see just the color, but not the detail? Do they wonder WTH... what's the big deal?! Just wondering out loud!
The last one I did like this, I added bubbles flowing to the top. This time I decided I would not do that. I struggled with the binding as well. I ended up piecing together the binding trying to keep the flow. I kind of like it!
Quilting this was very much fun! I used half a dozen different colors of thread and 'waved' out! So much fun and so fast!
So, a few stats on this mini quilt/wall hanging.
35 different shades of blue
78 quilted wave lines
13" x 17 3/4"
I was having so much fun with this one, you guessed it...I had to do another! I always wanted to do a sunset. Here is my version of that.
I only used 30 different colors in this one. But there are still 78 quilted lines! It will be the same size as the blue waves and have the same kind of binding.
I think I got it all out of my system now. It was a fun, rewarding and happy process for me! Actually, I'm debating on doing one more!!! Seriously. I was thinking Canyon Sandstone. It would be so pretty in terracotta, orangey browns...to be continued!