29.10.13

Easy Curves Wall Quilt



Hello everyone!  I'm back from the dead just in time for Halloween and reviving the blog so I can enter my newest quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side in the wall quilt category.

Easy Curves Quilt


I had so much fun making this quilt.

in progress

 In September I took a class through my guild, the SFQG (San Francisco Quilt Guild ) to learn how to piece "easy curves".  The technique involves taking 2 strips of fabric about 6" wide (selvage to selvage), stacking them FACE UP, securing with pins and then free cutting curves with a rotary cutter. Swap the top and bottom fabric pieces and the curves are sewn together without pins.  It's not too terribly difficult but some of my strips ended up so out of kilter that I couldn't square them up. I cut some of the worst ones into pieces and put together the quilt improvisationally.  I think the cut up strips add interest to the overall design.

The back:

Easy Curves Quilt

I quilted different free-motion quilting patterns in each strip.  I used two different Sulky rayon threads:  variegated grey/white and variegated teal.



Thanks for visiting Armchairquilter and I hope to see you here again in the future.  I will probably only be blogging occasionally so you can be alerted of updates via Bloglovin'.  And don't forget to check out all of the wonderful quilts @ Amy's Creative Side.

----Claudia


4 comments:

Dee said...

What a fun quilt! I'm glad you shared the process...curves like this intimidate me. Your colors are scrumptious! Best of luck!

fallingforpieces said...

I love everything about this. Your curves are fabulous, the colors are fun. Thanks for sharing!

CitricSugar said...

Wonderful improv curves!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a terrific quilt!