Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Blue Wave :: Textured Twist Finish

I can finally cross this quilt off my list!  There is always a big sigh of relief and satisfaction when a quilt is completely finished.  Especially one that you have put a ton of time and work into.  

BLUE WAVE
36" X 50"

Once I was sure the concept would work, I could barely contain myself!  Having that spark of confidence propelled me forward and finishing the piecing was pure pleasure. 

With the top finished my usual reaction to quilting is 'now I have to quilt it, but how'!  There really wasn't I could do with this quilt because of the 'Textured Twists'.  You can't quilt over the twists or it would ruin the texture and the illusion.

  

Seriously, I struggle with quilting ideas!  So when a quilt presents itself with the obvious and only solution I jump on it.



In this case dense curves were quilted between the waves.  While not a remarkable design, it suits the quilt and works for me.  



The next phase was what to do between the twists, or should I do nothing at all?!  Because some of the curve panels are quite wide, I choose to free motion quilt between every...single...twist!  I swallowed my fear of FMQ mostly because I knew it would be much quicker and easier than using a walking foot.  And, I'm happy to say it isn't too bad!



All of the quilting fits with the vibe of the quilt, and in my humble opinion it doesn't detract from the design.



The very final step was binding of course!  Again, I feel like it was predetermined just like the quilting phase.  A faced binding was added that lets the waves flow freely from edge to edge.



Honestly, I'm pretty proud of how this quilt turned out!    

I've tried to keep the 'Textured Twist' technique alive and well by bringing new ideas/designs to the table.  What will be next?!  I haven't a clue, but I'm pretty sure I'll come up with something!

 

I picked the most obvious name for this quilt...Blue Wave!  Too obvious?  I was also thinking about 'Solitude', or 'Reflections'.  What do you think?  

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28 comments :

  1. It is stunning! I think you made the right choices with your quilting - as you say, you can't go over the twists or you would ruin the effect, so what you have chosen to do in the negative spaces is ideal - fantastic work!

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    1. There weren’t a lot of choices for quilting this one and I’m happy with the results. Maybe next time I’ll explore more options!

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  2. beautiful work and such small pieces! we got back from travel last week and I wasn't reading blogs much so have no idea what all everyone had been working on and must make time to go back and look through some to see - hope you have been doing good this past 6 weeks

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  3. This is a beautiful quilt. The twists are perfect and give a flow of the ocean to me.

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  4. Your quilting and the faced binding are a perfect finish for these beautiful blue waves, Jayne! I really love this quilt, and the textured twist technique you've had so much fun with!

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  5. Hi Jayne! I don't think you could have possibly quilted this any differently or any better. The whole finished piece is just beyond words - but stunning if I have to come up with something. It's a show stopper in my mind. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. I just love the ombre shift that you created here; it's stunning, Jayne!

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  7. This is terrific - original technique, mixed with ombre... very creative and it all comes together to gorgeous result. Congratulations Jayne.

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  8. I think it is awesome and I like the name. The ideas just keep coming Jayne!

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  9. Ripples... Love the color effect.

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  10. I love 'Blue Wave!' Your technique is so amazing, and this latest piece is truly stunning!

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  11. The quilt is stunning, whatever it's name. The lightest blues coming through the middle remind me of our lake on a summer evening; i love swimming into the path of light from the setting sun. I suppose you could have quilted the white sections vertically, but I think that would just distract from the lines in the sections with folds. Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

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  12. Blue Wave is a perfect name! And, it’s a perfect quilt, Jayne! I’m in awe! Step right up and take a bow!

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  13. This quilt is awesome! I think the quilting is perfect because it maintains the integrity of the textured twist and the ombre effect and keeps those elements as the focus of the piece. Bravo!

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  14. Gorgeous!!! Love every single decision you made!! Bet there will be a matching blue ribbon hanging by it soon!!

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  15. I MUST say stunning again-can't get that adjective out of my brain! What a labor of love and I hope it brings you ribbons galore~

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  16. Amazing finish! I've watched it develop on IG and it's fun to see all the photos here on your blog. I admire your sense of exploration.

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  17. Perfection! Blue Wave is the right name, for sure :)

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  18. fabulous quilt. I love the design and the quilting really does suit it.

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  19. This one is amazing Jayne! So many pieces and tiny details. Big thumbs up!

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  20. Gorgeous finish Jayne! I love how there's a light streak running though it, making it even more interesting

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  21. Love the gradient and the twist is such a clever trick. It looks amazing, Jayne!!

    -Soma

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  22. I love the way this quilt just shimmers. So fun to see your work, but what I really enjoy is your enthusiasm. I always feel inspired after reading your posts!

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  23. I love all of your "twisted" designs, but this might be might favorite. I love the blues and the curved piecing. I hope I get to see this one at QuiltCon!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on a stunning finish.

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  25. Seriously cool quilt! I love how this looks.

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