Curves

This is the last quilt of this year for me. I might start something before the year ends but it won’t be finished for sure 🙂

This one is to submit for the Curated Quilt mini quilt challenge. The theme is curve and the colours are white, spring green, moss green, burgundy, fuchsia and teal. Very spring, isn’t it?

I wanted try freezer paper pattern like I did with this horse quilt. I drew the pattern free hand as I liked. Nothing particular in my mind, just nice flowing curves. It did ended up looked like a river flowing and wind blowing to remind me fresh spring grass and cheerful flower field.

The benefit of freezer paper pattern is 1) I can recreate the same thing and 2) I can machine piece. However my pattern had way too narrow parts and too curvy lines. The very narrow parts of freezer paper couldn’t keep the shape and didn’t stay on the fabric well while I was transferring the pattern to the fabrics. That shifted the shape and caused more problem for machine piecing in some curves. I had to hand applique some parts which was fine rather than ripping repeatedly! I figure out better next time.

This was the finished top. the design started as 16″ square and as you can see it wasn’t square when done. Still it was about the intended size somehow and I was fine with that.

The images of flowing and moving lines in my head, designing of quilting pattern wasn’t too difficult.

I actually have no idea it is ok to use additional colour for the binding but it needed black one to frame and so I did.

I still don’t know which sides should be up. Which one do you prefer?

It’s 15.5″ by 15.5″.

Wishing you a very happy new year!

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