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Deco Gears

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Playing with Curves taught by Ann Petersen

Round out your quilting repertoire! Let Ann Petersen take the fear out of sewing curved seams and open up a new world of piecing.

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Category Quilting
Type Wall Hanging
Style Traditional
Barb Westfall on

What materials did you use? Besides quilting cottons, I incorporated some of my collection of silk tie fabric into the inner spikes of the New York Beauty blocks.

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What are you most proud of? I really like the movement this layout and the quilting designs create. I've posted a free pattern here on Craftsy for anyone who's interested.

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wow. this is so wonderful, on so many levels. I liked it before I saw the closeup of the quilting -- then I loved it! it brings tears to my eyes, so gorgeous

09/05/2014 Flag

It's fun to see what others are stitching. I really like your black and white New York beauty piece. Happy stitching!

09/16/2014 Flag

Beautiful. Love everything about it.

11/30/2014 Flag

Thanks Bev and happy stitching in all your projects!

12/05/2014 Flag

do you back your silks before you piece to give it more body ?

07/28/2016 Flag

Yes, I back them with a very light weight fusible interfacing. I'm currently using a sheer weight knit interfacing and having good success. It doesn't seem to add any bulk which I like since this is an English paper piecing project which I am hand stitching. Silk is great but needs to be managed since it frays so easily. Best of luck as you work with it.

07/28/2016 Flag

Thank you Barb... for responding ... that is certainly very helpful ... will give it a bash ... your wall hanging is stunning ... deserves never to be taken down. regards from South Africa ( Pat )

07/28/2016 Flag

Hi Barb, I note you have a this pattern on crafts ... but I am new to the Group ... where do I locate the pattern please

07/29/2016 Flag

I'm not sure which pattern you are referring to. The English paper piecing project I'm working on is not an available pattern. My patterns on Craftsy are appliqued. Check them out by searching Quilted Canvas.

07/29/2016 Flag