Saturday, 24 September 2016

A week of finishes - Day 1 :: My Favourite Colour

Earlier this year, Popular Patchwork announced a fun challenge for a mini quilt entitled My Favourite Colour, which were going to be on show at their stall at the Festival of Quilts in August.  I ummmed and aaahhhed about what was my favourite colour and then, as is my wont, I was very close to the deadline and I just had to make something ... anything ... any colour!! 

My solution was to make a rainbow mini because truly at different times all the colours are my favourites.  It started with some graduated colour strips ....


and then a bit of handstitching ....


Surely it needed a rainbow?  I had recently just used my Quick Curve Ruler for the first time and thought why not give it a go ....


  and it actually worked OK ....


But to use it ....


or not?


As you can see I decided not!  It needed to be the width of the piece and looked a little funny the size it was.  Being really new to curves I didn't have time to practise how to get it like I wanted.  I decided on straight line stitching first ....


but then decided to fill the top portion with gorgeous little swirly pearls (don't quote me on that - I've no idea what this quilting motif is really called!) ....


and just because I like this shot ....


Ta da!  I was going to have a rainbow effect on the binding so that each colour lined up under the columns of colour however, time was against me  Instead I brightened it up with a rainbow of prairie points.  This was a new technique for me but was really simple to do and I would definitely do it again.


This finished at 15" x 10.5".  The white is Kona cotton and the colours are all scraps.  I quilted it with Superior Magnifico in White.

I will look forward to getting this back and hanging it up in my studio ... which reminds me I better find out when it is coming back to me!

This is also a finish on my 2016 Finish Along Quarter 3 list - the first one I have linked up (Number 22 on the list)  .... I'd better get busy this last week!!


9 comments:

  1. I adore this!!!! Oh and if I am not mistaken, the FMQ motif is called paisley :)

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  2. Prairie points for the win! But then, how could this quilt possibly lose? :)

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  3. I like you favorite color! Love all the color and quilting is gorgeous. Beautifully done!

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  4. So cute! And very creative. Love it!

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  5. So lovely! And those prairie points are fantastic! I have prairie points on my quilty skills bucket list, but I've yet to try them. Lovely mini!

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  6. AAAAH! I can't love this enough! This is fantastic and while at first I was disappointed that you couldn't use your rainbow curve, I think the prairie points worked out so much better. I think the quilting you chose works really well with the entire project (and those swirly pearls, I'm pretty sure are called paisleys)

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  7. Rainbow is definitely a color! I bet you will find another use for your rainbow curve, and I love your detailed photo of your lovely quilting. Well done!

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  8. Very cute touch with the prairie points and I rally like your quilting!

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  9. This is beautiful! Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts 😀

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