Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WiP - Colorful life


Don't you think colorful sounds very close to wonderful? Do you know what song do I have on mind when I say: Never give up, it's such wonderful life!

That pretty much sums up my recent days but back to colorful business!


I keep on adding colors to Mini Disco project (pattern by Jaybird can be found HERE). I mix solids with batiks and do some chain piecing. Don't you love the look of chain piecing? It's like pretty bunting and I couldn't resist taking some pics.


As solids I use charm squares. Cutting tip: One square equals 2 diamonds (2 half hexagons and 4 triangles) plus you end up with 1 spare triangle.


What do you do with the tiny spare triangle? You start something new of course, lol.


We'll see where these colorful projects will go as I might not have enough of the neutral for background. I tried leaving the neutral out but the look doesn't really work for me. It's just not what I have on mind.


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14 comments:

  1. I really love this. I agree chain piecing is like bunting (and it's fun to do!). I can't wait to see where you go with this. Loving the mix of solids and batiks.

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  2. Colorful indeed! This is coming together very nicely! The batiks and solids are amazing together. I smile every time I see them together and think about the 'rule' that one cannot mix batiks with other prints/solids - BAH! :)

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  3. I am a sucker for aesthetic color play, and this is beautiful! I do like the neutrals in there, but I like it both ways :) Those extra mini triangles and the resulting project--aren't they sometimes the most exciting part? I'm making my first quilt that ends up with a BUNCH of cool-looking "scrap" pieces and I'm having so much fun playing around with them to figure out what pattern they should make. I've already decided on placemats for them.

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  4. The colors are so rich! Beautiful!

    I agree you need that neutral to give the colors some space. Maybe a mix of neutrals since you don't have enough of the one in the picture?

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  5. Looks like that little hex in more ruler has got you under a spell! Love seeing your progress on this. And thanks for sharing how you are cutting your charms for this project. Great pics, Vera! Love the chain pieced goodness!

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  6. Eye candy post! Colourful and fun - my fingers are twitching, though, at the thought of working with those tiny little pieces on the bias, lol!

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  7. So, so pretty! Could you mix in other, similar neutrals?

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  8. They're lovely, and I agree, the neutrals help the other colours come to the fore. I love that dinky little template. I was wondering how you cut half hexagons, but how big are they?

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  9. Hi Vera! Sandra said it well - eye candy post! Colourful sounds exactly wonderful and those little triangles are Super cute! x Teje

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  10. I'm surprised by how much I like your use of batiks. I have tended to shy away from them, but your string-pieced buntings are so vibrant and happy and fun looking!!! I hope you get more of the neutral you need for the background. :)

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  11. The elongated hexagon shapes make me think of faceted jewels. I like that. Is it part of the plan or a happy accident?
    I too love the way chain-pieced strings seem to cry out to be used as bunting, and I have draped them behind my sewing table more than once.

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  12. Yummy colors! It will be fun to see where this project takes you.

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  13. I can't help but smile when I see all those wonderful, bright colours. They are just so bright and cheerful. What a fun quilt, to piece.

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