With this result – Shades of Blue:
The pattern is Metro Medallion from Sew Kind of Wonderful (the designer of the Quick Curve Ruler). Yep – believe it or not, that is all curved piecing. Oh and not a single pin was harmed nor used in the making of those curves.
I have rarely attempted curves. And when I have, usually they resemble odd little hedgehogs during the sewing process – absolutely bristling with pins. But with the magic QCR – I didn’t need them. Yeah I can barely believe it either!
No prints were used in the making of this quilt. It is solids only. All Kona blues and a little bit of jade thrown in for good measure. I was fortunate enough to find a nice grey homespun at the local sewing shop to outline the blocks – and enough leftover to bind it with. Love.
I even got a bit more adventurous with my quilting! It’s still all straight line quilting – but definitely way more quilting than I would normally add to a quilt. I’m slowly quilting my way out of my comfort zone.
I looked through the Metro Medallion group on Flickr (there was a QAL earlier in the year) for inspiration on the quilting. While I’m nowhere near the level of awesome quilting displayed there, it did help me work out what I wanted to do for my quilt.
A pieced fleece backing completes it! Promise I’ll get back to real quilting (i.e. 3 layers) soon but this quilt is for a nice lightweight lap quilt for the lounge so I didn’t want it to be too heavy so 2 layers it is.
I started this on Thursday and finished the binding on it this morning (Monday). So when I say a frenzied few days of sewing, I mean it. And still, I have finished it with a couple of days to spare. Believe it or not but I did know my Dad’s 70th was approaching. I just wasn’t sure he’d want a quilt (he prefers lightweight blankets) but when I mentioned it to Mum, she said he definitely would.
So… Frenzied sewing indeed – and of course it totally makes sense to tackle curves for a quilt when you have limited time. Why would you do anything else?!
I packed the kids up this morning for a quilt shoot. I may or may not have bribed them with a promise of a trip to the new trampoline place next week. My 6 year old did a rather decent job of taking photos, I think! The above may be blurry but it’s still pretty.
Okay so he –mostly- did a good job of photos. This one made me laugh.
Quilt? What quilt?
We live in a beautiful part of the world (east coast of Australia). We went up to one of my favourite spots and I was rather happy to find it deserted so I didn’t have to crop people out of my pictures. Or get stared at for being the crazy quilt lady.
These munchkins were very helpful, and just a little bit cute. They didn't even whinge about me putting a quilt on them in near 30C weather. Guess this is life in a quilter's family.
And so, my friends, if you have made it this far, through all the photos, I applaud you. I am ridiculously pleased with how this quilt turned out and found it far too difficult to limit myself on photos. Forgive me ;)