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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love the waviness! It looks like the sea - so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Your curved piecing looks great, Catherine! Nice fix for the spot!ReplyDelete
Looks great! Would one of those variegated threads you bought go with this or are they too blue?ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
It looks beautiful Catherine. I love the curved piecing and the color of the fabric. You did a great job!ReplyDelete
The oil stain might have come from your sewing machine. But you did a grat job fixing it.
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.ReplyDelete
Ah, Oakshott - I love it! your wavy lines and colour combo is a winner too - very lovely indeed.ReplyDelete
Oh my it is beautiful, those colours are gorgeous and your piecing looks fabulous. I am sure your mum will be thrilled with it.ReplyDelete
this is very neat....great job!ReplyDelete
Love the curvy lines. Great job!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric and wonderful curved piecing.ReplyDelete
So beautiful - love these shades of green!ReplyDelete