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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 Solids in Connect the Curves Quilt
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.
I am pleased to share my latest published Quilt, Steppin’ Up in the 2017 issue of Quiltcon Magazine. It arrived mid-February so I am a little behind in sharing this striking beauty.
I had an idea of a step ladder and all the possibilities of meaning that is could represent. It could symbolically represent a promotion, taking charge or great success.
I started out designing my pillow with Electric Quilt 7, quilt design software. It really made it easy to bring my design to life. I wanted it to be asymmetric to create movement and interest.
I also made it easy with 2 1/2″ strips to put together. you need to use a good 1/4″ seam. It is important or you may spend an entire evening ripping out over 100 seams to sew over again. Don’t ask me how I know.
I opted for just a three color combination of brown, fuscia and green. They looked so good together.
I used some simple constructions shortcuts to make this block even faster. No templates!
I found this great print that coordinated beautifully for the backing of the quilt. And it looks very modern too!
I used organic wavy lines to quilt this throw size quilt. I used a complimentary green thread and it looked great.
I used all of the leftover pieces to make two matching pillows. Another lovely set for my family room couch.
Thanks for letting me share! Happy Stitching!