Monday, June 18, 2018

Blue Wave :: Scrap Mini #2

I haven't had a chance to photograph the large quilt yet, so I thought I'd go the 'scraps before the original' quilt route this time.


BLUE WAVE MINI QUILT
16 1/2" X 17"
For this quilt I went with improv wave strips and a dark blue background using Kona Nightfall.  The trick here was to get a good curve and still allowing the 'textured twist' to show.



Except for the strips on the left and right, it worked.  The outside strips ended up having one straight edge and one that was curved.  Yet again, they became scraps from scraps.  You just can't let it go can you Jayne?!  (no...I cannot)



I am shocked that I didn't have a dark blue thread in my stash!  I ended up using Aurifil Delft Blue (#2730) which I don't hate!  



I quilted curvy lines from top to bottom.  Some areas were left open, some areas were super dense by the time I finished. 



If you haven't tried organic curves or even straight lines, I would encourage you to give it a try.  It's a nice change from perfection, but I'd argue that it is still perfection just in a different way!



The back highlights the quilting in a completely different way!  As you can see, I didn't quilt at all in the textured twist strips.  It didn't really need it.



By the time I show you the original project, you'll be so sick and tired of it you may not even look!  Sorry about that!  If you know me, you know I latch on to a project and keep going until every scrap is gone.  That could mean 2 quilts, 3 quilts or more!!

JUST FOR FUN
If you are on Instagram, you know about 'stories'.  Did you know you can do polls with stories?  I bought this fun little rainbow flower pinwheel and asked in my poll 'Do You Love Rainbows'?  I was surprised to see there were 14% of the people who did not...What?!  How can you not love rainbows, love color...but, the good news is 86% do love rainbows!  

So I will informally ask you...Do You Love Rainbows? 🌈 

LINKING:
Mid Week Makers  Needle & Thread  TGIFF  Crazy Mom Quilts  Can I get a Whoop Whoop 

25 comments :

  1. I love your miniquilt and how you play with scraps and curves.

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  2. Oh my goodness, such a gorgeous mini! I love the pops of color against the blue and white and that quilting is magnificent. And I think rainbows are lovely, I've made a bunch of quilts with rainbow colors.

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  3. love rainbows! Love this quilt and the technique you're using too. The quilting sets it off perfectly

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  4. This just makes me want to see the bigger version even more :) I'm really glad you didn't have a matching blue thread because the one you used ROCKED and added so much great texture.

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  5. Thank you so much for your comments!

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  6. Oh yes I do love rainbows!! Your mini is so cute!!

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  7. I do love rainbows. :) I love the motion that the piecing and quilting pick up in this mini.

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  8. I love rainbows and this mini. It is a great finish - both the piecing and quilting.

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  9. I love color and lots of it but Roy G Biv quilts and other things are just not MY thing

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  10. I do not love rainbows, I do love color. Just not into the complete range of colors being put together. I do love gradation of colors and using lots of colors together. Hard to explain. I also do nutlike butterflies and unicorns. So I must be a bah humbug kind of girl! LOL

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  11. I love your mini, so clever method!

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  12. Beautiful quilting. You make it look easy. Rainbows ae wonderful gifts during/after a storm when the sun comes out to dance with the clouds. They make me smile.

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  13. brilliant movement in this quilt Jayne. I love how you make multiple quilts, by the time I finish my one, I am generally fed up the making process, but of course not fed up of looking at yours

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  14. I love how your mini mimics your vase!!! Absolutely love rainbow colors, especially in quilts!!! What's with those 14%?!!! They're either Scrooges or they hit the wrong button by mistake!?!

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  15. Great inspiration, thank you for your creative mind. My bucket list for trying new things just got longer.

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  16. Hi Jayne: I love the thread choice. It's not in your face but you can see it better than dark blue. And the mini itself is a symphony of colour . Like Nancy I love how the mini mimics the vase and I love rainbows especially real ones.....what I don't like is when an ingredients list lists love as an ingredient or says made with love......It's a professional issue. I work in a health food store and I've read that so many times it dissuades me from buying a product.

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  17. This looks like a Chihuly glass piece!! So organic and scrumptious :)

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  18. The texture you have created with the wave strips and the quilting are amazing!

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  19. That is a fabulous quilt! I really like the design and all the color choices. And the quilting - perfection!

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  20. This is awesome! Reminds me of my Raspberry Cheesecake, but you took it one more level by twisting within the curvy lines - very nice! And good choice with Kona Nightfall - it's one of my favorite colors

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  21. I never get tired seeing what you dream up and then apply it to your scraps!! Yes I love rainbows:)

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  22. I liked the straight edges on either side - they go with the outside edges of this piece! This is really beautiful, Jayne! I'm looking forward to seeing the "original" quilt! And yes, I love rainbows, especially in quilting. :)

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  23. Simply amazing! I look forward to seeing more!

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  24. I disagree that the strips on the right and on the left didn't work - they're COOL! Using a different shade of blue to quilt on the background looks pretty awesome, too. I love how you make things work not matter what happens.

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