My Connect the Curves (Cirque) quilt has been published in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting
There are a lot of amazing quilts in this issue and I am so proud to be a part of it.
As usual, I designed this bold quilt with Electric Quilt design software. I started with a regular drunkards path block, super sized it and then made a few adjustments to create the swirling effect.
I used templates that I created with #EQ8 to cut out all of the curved pieces in my quilt. I generously received beautiful fabric from American Made Brand fabrics.
Stitching the curves on these 10″ blocks is easier than you think because of the size.
I use a 3 pin method and stitch from the outside to the center. Then I flip and stitch from the other end to the center adjusting the curve if needed.
The individual blocks come together to create a 20″ wide swirling center.
Does this happen to you? I can piece all day in quiet, but as soon as I start quilting, I get a furry helper. Cookie, you make it a little difficult to use the walking foot!
I tried some echo quilting around the curves of the center quilting about 1 ” apart to accentuate the motion.
Then I did some free motion feathers and free motion fill to finish up the negative space on the sides. You know I love the texture!
I hope you enjoyed getting a little behind the scenes view of my process on this lovely quilt.
4 thoughts on “Published – Connect the Curves (Cirque)”
Congrats on your publication and your web site. It is a user friendly design.
On Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 11:13 AM Lori Miller Designs lorimillerdesigns posted: ” My Connect the Curves (Cirque) quilt has been > published in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting > There are a lot of amazing quilts in this issue and I am so proud to be a > part of it. As usual, I designed” >
The “This and That” quilt in your magazine issue is pretty cool too!
Beautiful, Lori. Congrats on your published quilt, another winner. Loved the tour also.
Congratulations on your success, Lori! Such talent! Colleen Monti
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