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.