Thursday, June 14, 2018

Huge Progress :: Plus A Mini Quilt

If you remember last month, I started a project I thought was going to be laborious and tedious.  My post 'Tedium Begins' shows you exactly what I'm talking about.  It had all the makings of something that was going to be time consuming and most likely push me to the limit.  

I'm happy to say that wasn't really the case when it came time to sew!  It really was an intense time cutting and pressing all the pieces, but the main part, the part that really matters wasn't quite as bad as I had thought it would be.

Perhaps the hardest part was making sure I got all the beautiful folded strips in the right order on each panel I was making.

Writing numbers on each strip with a black sharpie and taking my time paid off!  I ended up with four big panels to work with.  Each panel ended up being about 18" x 22".  When I first started cutting and piecing I was worried I wasn't going to have enough to work with for the quilt.  

Turns out I had plenty!  So much left over that I was able to make two mini quilts and then some!

This is my first mini made from the scraps.  I kept it simple, light and worked with what I had on hand.

15" X 18 1/2"
The strips finish at 1/2" and 1/4" wide.  Even though the strips were super skinny, I was still able to give the 1/2" strips that signature 'textured twist' to them.  And that made me happy!

It was certainly a fun exercise in tiny piecing!  One that I always enjoy immensely!

I quilting this one using the best of both worlds.  Free motion pebbles and ovals and straight line matchstick quilting.

As you can see, some of the FMQ ended up being a little funky!  It matters not at all to me!  I will most likely never become great at FMQ, but it certainly isn't going to stop me from doing it!

The background fabric is Kona Ice Frappe.  I pulled out some thread and settled on Aurifil Pale Green #2880.  Normally I wouldn't go green with this fabric, but it matched and in the end blended perfectly!

Binding is always a place where we can add a little extra zing!  Even something as simple as yellow, orange and red pieced together gives an added visual.

The second mini I made will be another post, another day.  I also hope to get some pictures of the quilt in the next day or two so I can share the main event with you!

I'll leave you with a couple fun and interesting pictures!

A warped view of the panels and...

The near perfect pressed panel back!

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  1. The quilting is perfect for the quilt. This is gorgeous.

  2. I really love the Ice Frappe with these intense colors; it gives it a very hot summer day feeling. The texture you created with these twists is so much fun, and I am always amazed at all you create with the scraps, too.

  3. I love this! The back is actually fabulous too! lol. Love, love, love!!!

  4. The 3D twistiness of this is just so cool! I want to riffle my fingers up and down those strips of vibrant color. Reminds me that I want to try making a 3D textured quilt, with smocking and other cool stitches. Love it, Jayne!

  5. This is really neat, Jayne! Like Louise, I want to touch it. Fun color combination, too!

  6. I really like the colors in this one. I have a bolt of the Ice Frappe and haven't played with it much. But you have given me some ideas. I am looking forward to seeing where you go next.

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  7. Wow!! That back shot is truly impressive. Mine never look even HALF so neat!!

  8. Love the bold graphic look of the mini, and especially the tactile aspect! Way cool!

  9. It always pays off to see what you are up to, Jayne!!! The joy of this creative process shines through, and I am so happy you have been able to get more than one beautiful project out of all that amazing piecing!!! Your scraps would be anyone else’s centerpieces!!! :)

  10. all I can say is, I wish I had both your talent and your patience!

  11. OMG-hey it's all I got to say girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Love it! You are so creative and always end up with something so very interesting. Can't wait to see the next one. (I'm behind on my blog reading so it's probably done!)


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