Saturday, February 5, 2011

Guess who learned how to curve piece?

Or is it "piece curves"?  Either way, I did it!

I just saw the snippet of fabric on the left side of the quilt.  Please ignore!

Again with the snippet!

These are all cut free form (pretty obvious, huh?)  I based the quilt top on one that I saw on Moda Bake Shop called "I Dance in Circles".  I knew I would love it in batiks so I pulled these out on Friday.  I have to pick up more batiks to make the quilt about 60" square.  I am really liking it so far.  No, not my style or anything that could go in my house but it will be perfect as a gift for some dear friends.

As for the piecing, I watched the YouTube video suggested in the tutorial for "I Dance..." and it was really easy and fun.  I concentrated on only watching the edges of the fabric and the edge of my quarter inch foot.  If you position your hands as demonstrated in the video, it works perfectly.

Snow or wintery mix or something heading this way for the weekend.  I have a couple of baby quilts I am going to quilt and I have to start cutting the fabrics for my grandson's birthday quilt.  I have several movies lined up to watch on Netflix so I am ready for some serious sewing time in the studio.

Speaking of my grandson...those of you who have been following me for a while know about our very premature baby boy who arrived last February.  I thought you might like to see a recent photo of him.  This is a photo taken at Christmas.

Chronologically he was 10 months old (gestational age is 7 months).  In just two weeks he will be a year old.  He is the happiest baby imaginable with absolutely no problems related to his early birth.  I absolutely adore that smile and those chubby cheeks!

Off to fill up the coffee pot.  I am writing this at 5:30am and I am going to NEED some coffee!  Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. First of all that baby is darling!

    The curved pieces remind me of a modern art painting...sort of abstract.

    Stay warm...we are covered with ice and snow on top...and more snow to come.

  2. OMGooses! That is the 2nd most handsome grandbaby in the entire world at this moment! (Sorry, mine has to be number one :P) Seriously cute.

    And I LOVE those curves. I've though about trying those, but I still have a UFO with another kind of curve just waiting to be tossed together. Too much guilt to start another one.

  3. Such a precious little one! So cute!

    Your curved piecing is great! I will have to check out that video, because I am NOT good at curved piecing at all.

  4. Way to go on the curved piecing. It looks fantastic.

    Your grandson is a real cutie and I bet he has given you as much joy over the last year as he did anxious moments at the start. Glad to hear he is doing well!

  5. Yay for you! That's on my things to try list for this year.
    What a cutie patootie! I'm sure he brings joy to every day!

  6. Oh he is adorable! Love the outfit.

    I think imperfect circles is WAY better than perfect any day of the week. :)

  7. What a wonderful Blessing in that healthy, handsome and so Happy grandbaby! He is beautiful. It made my day to read your comments about the little miracle of his well-being, after an early entry to planet earth.
    Your curve piecing is also very impressive!
    Hope things warm up for you soon, and for us, too :)

  8. Sorry, but I'll have to come back later-I can't focus on anything but the cuteness of those jammies and that face...Oh my...that face.
    What a gorgeous child.

  9. Oh wow......those curves are awesome...just love them....and what a cutie pie you have there!!


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