Friday, May 25, 2018

Rainbow Panes

I'm not sure why, but I've been on a mini quilt kick lately! (Okay, I know why. I want to fill up my new quilting studio's walls.)

After making L'arc en Ciel a few months ago, I had 6 little squares of each color left over.

These were the improv crazy blocks that I made, and they were far too precious to throw away. So I decided to sew them together to make a mini quilt. But as soon as I sewed 2 blocks together, I pulled them back apart. I realized I wanted to put sashing in between.

I arranged the colors like the traditional rainbow, or the ROYGBV. As soon as it came together, I thought it looked like window panes.

I quilted it super simply, with some lines that echo the sashing strips. I didn't do any quilting in the crazy piecing parts which normally makes me nervous, but this will be hanging on the wall so I don't have to worry about how it will hold up.

I'm super happy with it! It came out at 21" x 21", and I was able to use every last bit of those little leftover squares. I completed this in about a day, and now I can see why people love to make mini quilts.

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Linking up with: Crazy Mom Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, Busy Hands Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Cooking Up Quilts, Sew Can She, and Powered by Quilting.

20 comments:

  1. Mini quilts (and smaller) are definitely a lot of fun for their quick finishes. I bet this will glow in your bright space!

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  2. Me love your mini and reading the scraps; it's going to look great in your studio. Making mini quilts can be satisfying and really a nice make.

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  3. Great quilt for your new studio walls! Love the rainbow.

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  4. I love the way the colors seem to glow, especially with that black sashing. It's a great mini quilt!

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  5. Hi Liz,
    Isn't it just so satisfying to hang something that pretty on your studio wall? I love how the pretty colors really stand out against the black sashing. This rainbow piece would definitely make me smile each time I feasted on it. Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. The only thing better than a mini quilt is a rainbow mini quilt :) This will look lovely hanging on your studio wall.

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  7. I know why you like minis! They are so quick and relatively easy. Such vibrant and saturated colors ~

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  8. It is super to use those leftover blocks for something so beautiful.

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  9. Great little improv mini! My engineer brain likes that you took the scrappy, irregular pieces and gridded the heck out of them with sashing :)

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  10. It is just wonderful! I love it.

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  11. I love the speed of a mini quilt, especially when it packs a punch like this one! Love the improv rainbow and the black sashing really makes those bright colors pop! 😊

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  12. I love the mini! I love the scrappy improv look too! So impressed your brain didn't have issues with it. Improv is still super hard for me! >_<

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  13. Oh Liz, this is a perfect mini! I have plans for a mini wall, but it's not done yet. However, I've been making minis for quite awhile (because then I don't have to try to quilt anything bigger - haha). The colors in your mini just pop! I love it!

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  14. A wonderful use of those tiny scraps. My minis make me so happy in my sewing space - I’m sure you will love seeing yours..

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  15. That's a really lovely rainbow! I didn't understand the mini craze until I started, and now I can't get enough! Welcome to the pull of the mini quilt :)

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