Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WIP Wednesday - Curves

A while back I bought these with some birthday money:


They're so lovely!   I wanted to make a cushion cover as a present for my mum and to learn to piece curves so I laid out pieces of the Oakshott on top of each other, two at a time, and cut through them with my rotary cutter to make matching pairs of wavy strips.

It was all going so nicely and I was feeling very smug as I was machining the finished piece to some batting when I noticed a tiny spot on the fabric. At first I thought it was a shadow under the light of the machine,  but it spread.


I have no idea where it came from but it seemed to be oil and I was really cross, especially since I then had to unpick my most successful seam (of course) and cut and sew in a new strip. Oh well:-)

This is where it's at just now:



The thread I used to quilt is a nice variegated sulky 30 but I think it's too fine.  I may have to do some more embellishment.  On the other hand, my first attempt at curved piecing went surprisingly well (pretend you can't see the puckers bottom right, where I had to replace the spotty strip) and I am completely hooked!

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14 comments:

  1. love the waviness! It looks like the sea - so gorgeous!

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  2. Your curved piecing looks great, Catherine! Nice fix for the spot!

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  3. Looks great! Would one of those variegated threads you bought go with this or are they too blue?

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  4. Hate it when I find a mystery spot too late in a project and it's s ton of work to undo it. Love the quilt though. I've been wanting to try a curved piecing project like that.

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  5. It looks beautiful Catherine. I love the curved piecing and the color of the fabric. You did a great job!
    The oil stain might have come from your sewing machine. But you did a grat job fixing it.

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  6. Looks wonderful Catherine, your mum will be delighted for sure! Love the fabric, we are heading Limoges way tomorrow must check it out on our return.

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  7. Ah, Oakshott - I love it! your wavy lines and colour combo is a winner too - very lovely indeed.

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  8. Oh my it is beautiful, those colours are gorgeous and your piecing looks fabulous. I am sure your mum will be thrilled with it.

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  9. Love the curvy lines. Great job!!

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  10. Beautiful fabric and wonderful curved piecing.

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  11. So beautiful - love these shades of green!

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