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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Beachy Scraps and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends.  Do you ever have a vision of a quilt in your head and then as you work on making it a reality, find that it's just not coming together?  Welcome to the story of my last few days.  My blue and aqua/teal scrap jars were getting a little full and these watery colors always feel beachy and summery to me, so I decided to pull them out and play.

My original idea was to make a single, giant crashing wave.  I planned to slice scrap pieces on the diagonal, insert strips, and then arrange them so that the strips would create the wave shape.  Since the scraps are not consistent sizes, I planned to fit them together with extra scraps.  Sounds like a neat idea, right?  

Well, I sewed the strips into the scrap pieces and went to lay them out, and...yikes.  It was just a mess.  So, I took them down and tried another layout.  Again, no.  I love blue and aqua together, and this pile has some really pretty scraps, so I'm not ready to give up on it just yet.  I'm now on my third plan for this pile, and we'll see how it goes...

Before we get to the highlights from last week, I owe you a giveaway winner!  The winner of the $25 gift certificate to Lady Belle Fabric is comment number 70, Cindy!  Congratulations!  I've sent an email to you so you can get your prize.  :)

Okay, time to check out some of the gorgeous projects from last week's party.  This quilt by Anorina at Samelia's Mum is a stunner!

I love this quilt by Something Rosemade-

And this cheery quilt is by Sew Preeti Quilts-

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  1. Yay! Thanks for sharing my project. I love your aqua pieces and look forward to seeing your beachy creation.

  2. I can totally relate to your opening comment - I've had a few false starts recently! Loving your mix of blues!

  3. I love your sea glass look. I'm sure you'll get your wave to cooperate!

  4. Oh yes, I'm right there with you. I'm working on some improv and I have an idea of where I want it to go, but I have a feeling it will go a whole 'nother direction. I hope you get your idea to work! Those scraps are lovely!

  5. Lots of beauty here, like always.

  6. Hi,
    I'm working on a quilt now that is a jumble in my mind. Hoping it comes
    out alright. If not, back to the drawing board. Thanks for sharing all those beautiful quilts. Have a great day!

  7. Such pretty scraps! Hope third time will be the charm.

  8. Sorry to hear those scraps were working against you, Kelly! Here's hoping they will play nicely on your third try.

  9. I hope it is third time is a charm. I do love those colors. Rather than third strike and your out!

  10. Oh yes! Believe me, I sure DO know how a design idea doesn't work out! It happens to me all the time! Like beating my head against a wall, I keep trying anyway. Such is the case with TWO challenge projects I've recently been working on. Neither one is going anywhere. It's so frustrating, exasperating and discouraging. But, it does make that ONE good design idea that works out, feel like a trip to the moon! Guess I need to appreciate small favors. Your fabrics are gorgeous colors anyway, and you're sewing on a Bernina, so life isn't all bad. :-) Love seeing Anorina's quilt again. It's a stunner.

  11. Love those colors you are working with. Hope the blocks coalesce into a wonderful design.


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