Sunday, June 14, 2020

True Love :: Ombre

Gotta say, I fell off the creating wagon once again!  I had high hopes after finally piecing a quilt top. I thought perhaps it would get me on my crafty way.  It did and it didn't I guess!  I haven't got all creative, but I did make a few fun ombre mini hearts!

OMBRE HEARTS
5" X 5"

While I was anxiously waiting for the 'magic time' of a rescheduled doctor appointment, I decided I might as well sew up a paper pieced ombre heart...or two, three, four to pass the time.


With many projects, they sometimes look complicated or difficult when in reality they are just about as simple as they can be!  Which is why I love making these hearts.  With me it takes longer to pick the fabric than it does to sew them up.


As you can see, the template is quite simple and straight forward.  These are exactly why I save scraps!  You never know when you might need a long skinny piece!  


You know when you get a new box of crayons and you have to see what each color looks like?  It's exciting right?!  I get that same feeling when pulling colors of fabric for each heart.  The magic happens after each strip is sewn together...thats the payoff!


While I was debating how I might quilt each one, I couldn't resist pulling matching thread just in case.  Whatever color you need, Aurifil has it.   
 

I kept the quilting to a bare minimum on the heart.  Sometimes less is more.  I wanted the ombre to speak for itself.  



Mini Mini's are addicting!  I can't stop making them...I love making them...I wanna make more!

23 comments :

  1. Those Mini Hearts are SEW sweet, Jayne! I can't blame you for feeling addicted to making mini mini quilts. I'm hooked on making mini quilts, too!

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    1. They are just so satisfying, aren’t they?!

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  2. Very pretty mini hearts! And such a good use of tiny scraps!

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  3. Your hearts are definitely magical, Jayne! They look fun to make - you start with blank white paper and end up with that wonderful color!

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    1. They make me happy in more ways than I can count! The perfect eye candy!

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  4. Jayne, your ombre hearts are helping to spread the love! There is something so therapeutic in making minis, especially when you can use up pretty scraps and see them cooperate so nicely together. Love each one!

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    1. I looked for the PP pattern in your Etsy shop, but didn't see one. Will you be offering this ombre heart pattern for us heart lovers to purchase? :)

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  5. Such bright and happy little makes, Jayne. They really can be a perfect size project (or 4) to help get things going again creatively.

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  6. Love the hearts and the backing fabric. Hopefully you will be selling a pattern for this heart soon. I could see a row of these in a border or even as a row in a quilt.

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  7. And what's not to like about mini mini's - they are so satisfying! A little color play, a little stitching, a little quilting and a finish! Boom! And it's pure happiness when you have thread to match! I hope you are displaying them somewhere to greet you each time you see them!

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  8. These are beautiful Jayne. The world needs a lot more love right now - I might have to make a few of these.

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  9. These so sweet and lovely, Jayne!

    -Soma

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  11. These hearts are not only adorable but beautiful. I would love to purchase the pattern. Is it available in your Etsy shop?

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  12. Super cute. Small projects like these are so satisfying.

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  13. Your ombre minis are so sweet! Definitely not fall off the wagon, more like jumping on!!!

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  14. These are so cute. Bright and colourful.

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  15. Ah ha I knew those were your hearts before I clicked on it at MCM linky! They are just so sweet!

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  16. That ombre is gorgeous. I can see how they would be fun and addicting.

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  17. They are just so cute!! It doesn't look like you've fallen off at all. :-)

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  18. What lovely ombré colors! I adore how you made the values flow across the design. What a good way to use solid scraps. I also read in your previous post that you've had to move your sewing space. I want to express my sympathy. After having a room all to oneself, I can't imagine giving it up, unless it was for a short term. Still, you are surely glad to have your son at home again, and that cannot be beat! I have a granddaughter who, upon graduation from college this winter, plans to move to New York City. Though I cannot understand why, all will be in balance again. :-)

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  19. Oh Jayne, you took a few weeks off to recharge your batteries. You did not fall off the creativity wagon. My hearts goes through all shades (ombre feelings) of love and longing when I see you :-) Perfectly Beautiful!!!

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