|Templates, marking pen, pins and shears: cutting the pieces by going back to my quiltmaking roots.|
|Why all he trouble? For this: "Adding Curves" (74" X 74"). The Orange Peel blocks and borders were all hand traced from templates and hand cut; then machine pieced to set these blocks-of-the-month from last years' $5 quilt workshops at Sew Original together. I wanted a unique setting. I haven't attached the border units to the center yet, but have only pinned them in place to the design wall to give you an idea of how it will look; it will be bordered on all sides, I'm halfway there.|
These are the very same blocks, made up in a different colorway. This quilt is called "The Last Straw" and measures 56" X 70". It was put together late last summer; I believe that it has an entirely different visual appeal from it's sister quilt. I'm looking forward to quilting both of these in the near future; but, for now, I have a few more curves to navigate; I'm taking my time and enjoying the process.
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