I have been enjoying working on a quilt that I first posted about in May. I had pieced a few blocks back then but hadn’t gotten any further….
Last week, I started making more blocks and adding them to the design wall, but it just didn’t look right. I finally realized that the curves all had to go in the same direction. Much better……
I have had a lot of fun piecing the blocks and have found them to be fairly easy to do. I was trying to figure out how to describe the piecing process, but decided instead to do a video. Here goes…..
I taped this several times to pick which one I liked best and realized that in one of them, my daughter’s dog (Marley) was photo-bombing me!!…..
After each curve was stitched, I spritzed it with water and then ironed it flat.
The final step was to cut the block down to a 7-1/2 inch square. There were a few that weren’t quite big enough, but I was able to add bits of fabric here and there to make it work.
I then put them all up on the wall…..
As I looked it over, I realized that there were a few blocks that stood out too much, such as this gold one…..
I pulled two such blocks and added another stripe in a different fabric to tone them down.
Finally, I knew that I wanted to add some accent pieces across the quilt so started adding small strips of red fabrics….
….but I couldn’t afford to leave it in the quilt, so I cut them out and replaced with other fabrics.
At this point, I need to decide what borders to use. I am thinking about using larger blocks that are also pieced in curves but to have the curves moving around the quilt.
More fun to follow…….