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Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Last Two

Quilty friends are the best, aren't they?  They give inspiration when your sewjo is in a slump.  They are perfectly happy to talk about quilty things all the time (much more so than husbands, in my experience), and when you're working on a scrappy project and lack certain colors, they come through in a big way.

I have worked my behind off these past several days and finished my final two color wheel minis, and I couldn't have done either of them without the help of a good quilty friend.


This green mini is named Topiary, and though I couldn't help but cut some pieces from my favorite greens in my cabinet, the bulk of the green scraps were actually from an obliging friend.  If you recall, when I made my Woodwork quilt, I was super proud of the fact that I completely cleaned out my green and gray scrap jars.  Unfortunately, it wasn't until afterward that I had the color wheel idea and realized that I literally had zero greens to pull it off.  My friend assured me that she had plenty that I could have, and I spent a couple of hours visiting with her and shopping through her three tubs(!) of greens.  To say she has plenty green scraps is quite an understatement.


My purple mini is named Amethyst, and though I had plenty of dark and medium purples, shades of lavender and lilac were practically nonexistent.  Once again, my friend had exactly what I needed.  She had made a quilt with hydrangea flowers, so her purple stash was overflowing with the lighter shades I required.  Quilty friends to the rescue!

You might notice that these two minis are being showcased on my green studio wall.  It's been raining here for the past few days, and since they were finished, my hubs and I spent part of our rainy day yesterday hanging them before I was able to get any sunshiny outdoor photos.  Since these are each 24 inches square and take up the entire wall, it was definitely a two person job.  A ladder and laser level were involved.  I'll be revealing the full color wheel wall at this week's NTT, and I can't wait!


12 comments:

  1. Waiting patiently for NTT... NOT!!! I want to see that wall NOW!!! Sigh... I'll just stare at these last two lovelies while I wait. :o))

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  2. We are more people staring at these quilts all the time. Thanks for all inspiration!

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  3. These are wonderful! The quilting is spot on perfect!

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  4. Each one of these has been a wonderful color study. Can't wait to see the whole project.

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  5. Love these two quilts too! I like the purple, which is surprising because I'm not a big purple fan! Looking forward to seeing the color wheel of quilts!

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  6. Quilty friends are definitely the best! I can't wait to see the whole wall :)

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  7. When is the big reveal?! I'm so excited to see all of them together on your wall! Quilty friends...without them we most likely couldn't be pushed and inspired!

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  8. I'm really looking forward to the big reveal.

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  9. Lovely. Note to self "Come Back Thursday." It will be well worth the trip. I'm doing your improv sewing thing for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Now I'm sewing greens with nice success. I'm going to have an issue with purple as I just don't have that many of them. "Oh quilty friendsssss!" Looking forward to seeing the whole wall of color.

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  10. The purple quilt is by far my favorite and I'm not a purple person, very little in my stash. Waiting to see them all together. Would love a photo of your scrap jars and how you display them. What sizes do you consider as scraps?

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