Curves and Curves…

This week I have two finishes – one old and one new. I’m linking the ‘new’, above, to QED at Color Me Quilty – Pat’s exciting new monthly linky party for embellished quilts.

Tread Softly

The ‘old’ finish is abysmal. In fact it was meant to be Abysmal – but not as abysmal as it turned out!

abysmal waters

Last month’s colour for for M-R’s at Quilt Matters is black and I thought I’d try making something using all blacks so I bought three pieces of fabric from The Cotton Patch which I expected to be black fqs. When they arrived though, they were lqs and the earthenware turned out to be more of a grungy dark brown. This quilt illustrates the iching symbol meaning abysmal waters…

13 thoughts on “Curves and Curves…

  1. Celtic Thistle

    Well done on two finishes, even if one of them was a trial to do. I have never tried curved piecing, but it sounds like it is not that straightforward to do. As they say though nothing ventured, nothing gained, at least you have now come up with a method of curved piecing that works!

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  2. Lucy @ Charm About You

    It's beautiful, I love it and surely that's a unicorn!!?
    Seriously the curves look amazing and you can really see the skill. I love that you challenge yourself. It's a shame your waters are a bit murky but it did remind me of a waterfall!! Maybe you could add some silver to it or applique on some fish?? I'm taking painkillers they may be affecting my creativity ;)

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  3. M-R

    Wow, your Pegasus and curves mini are beautiful, Janine! I'm sorry your improv curves didn't work. I've done improv curves unsuccessfully and successfully. For the successful ones, I learned (from Elaine Quelh actually) that you need to trim the block/quilt straight so the block needs to be made an inch or two larger than what you'll need in the end. I love what you did with the black challenge — so creative! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  4. M-R

    Wow, your Pegasus and curves mini are beautiful, Janine! I'm sorry your improv curves didn't work. I've done improv curves unsuccessfully and successfully. For the successful ones, I learned (from Elaine Quelh actually) that you need to trim the block/quilt straight so the block needs to be made an inch or two larger than what you'll need in the end. I love what you did with the black challenge — so creative! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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