I’ve had Jenny Pedigo’s Quick Curve Ruler for absolutely ages, but didn’t even take off the plastic backing paper until the weekend. I love her blog, and admire the quilts she makes with this ruler, so it was about time that this baby got an outing.
I kept it simple and decided to make cushion covers (for a creative quilter I had NO home made items in the lounge). I have sewed curves before and I did find it very quick and easy to do these blocks. My mind is racing now with ideas how to make more cushions with this ruler. I am oficially a fan.
Then I decided on straight line quilting because I love the texture it creates.
Then I tried binding by machine to save time…
mmmm… made a complete mess of it… and decided to unpick and bind by hand instead…
aaah! That’s better!
Apparently Lily’s Quilts will be posting a tutorial on machine binding on Thursday. I’m hoping it will help with my clearly rubbish technique!
Can’t stop stroking my new cushion now!
This is a quilt top made during the Fat Quarterly Retreat last year:
This was made when we were being assessed for adoption. Since then, we have welcomed two children into our lives. For the back of this one, my son’s, I decided to incorporate a playmat for a bit of fun.
And a girl’s quilt for my daughter:
which also has a playmat (a “doll’s house” ) on the back.
I need to finish the quilting (a LOT of unpicking has been going on) and bind both.
And yes, my kids are helping to show off these quilts!
I went to the NEC Festival of quilts this year and was quite reserved in my spending. But one of the things I did buy was a curvemaster sewing foot. I fancied trying my hand at a drunkard’s path quilt. I have to say I’ve never sewn patchwork curves before! And… I’ve found it’s really satisfying!
I also bought a roller to use on the curved seam, instead of ironing. I hated it, much prefer to use an iron. But the little foot and tweezers make sewing curves without pinning a breeze! Who enjoys pinning?!
I’ve started this quilt top with a spare Moda Dilly Dally 5″ charm square pack I had. My blocks are 4″ size, and I managed to squeeze out an outer and inner curve out of each 5″ square piece.