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Wavy quilted cushion

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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.

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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.

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Then I tried binding by machine to save time…

20140428-125018.jpg mmmm… made a complete mess of it… and decided to unpick and bind by hand instead…

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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!

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A few works in progress

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A few works in progress

This is a quilt top made during the Fat Quarterly Retreat last year: Jelly Roll Challenge FQR 2012

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.

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And a girl’s quilt for my daughter:

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which also has a playmat (a “doll’s house” ) on the back.

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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!

Curvy

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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.

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