I’m a bit afraid of curves. I generally try to avoid them at all costs. I just can’t get my head around how to make the two pieces of fabric fit together.
But! I am happy to say – that’s the case no longer! Now I’m only mildly worried about curves. Because I managed to do this:
That’s right – a mini quilt focused on curves! I did it and believe it or not, did not take out the seam ripper even once! I know, right? Miracle!
The pattern is Ornate Mini Quilt by the Sometimes Crafter. I saw one of her mini quilts on a blog and fell in love. Bought the pattern straight away and after only a few minutes picking out fabrics… just went for it! I had it cut out and pieced over a couple of days - not long at all!
The fabric is a bit of Echino – which I adore. The majority of the prints are from one fat quarter. The fussy cut birds though are from another. Mainly because I goofed up and fussy cut my pieces in the wrong direction originally, so it was a mad scramble to find some replacement pieces! The birds work I think! And I paired it with some lovely linen that I received as part of a swap gift. Thanks Kate!
Oh yes – look at all those curved pieces! I’m rather impressed with them if I do say so myself. The pattern made it seem quite simple – very clear instructions even for a curve newbie like me!
So this is just the quilt top – hence the WiP status. It will be done for TGIFF this week though
My other big WiP Spanish Tiles is still waiting on two things – backing fabric (on its way!) and batting (waiting for a sale!).
I’ve decided not to add any more borders and just finish it off with the dark grey as the binding. It doesn’t look it in the picture (I stood on a chair to get it to fit in the photo) but it’s quite big – 60” x 70”. I really don’t need it bigger than that for a lap quilt!
And that’s it on my WiP list at the moment! The lack of batting has put me off tackling anything too big! I have been working on a few little paper pieced patterns though. It’s nice when they turn out as planned (not like cooking dinner last night!).
So that’s it from me for this WiP Wednesday! Guess I should stop reading blogs and playing in EQ7 and actually sew something in order to have more to show for next week!