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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 Quilt
Style Art, Classic, Modern, Traditional, Casual, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? This little quilt was made with some fabric that I dyed. The background is a piece of snow dyed fabric. The batting is one layer of cotton, with a half layer of wool on top. All the quilting is done with 100Wt thread. The quilt was free motion quilted on my domestic sewing machine. The quilt is about 18"x22".

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What are you most proud of? The Twist Tie block was the perfect block for my gradationally dyed fabric. Such a fun block to make! It is a 7" block.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just do it and have fun. I am always pleasantly surprised with the results.

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Thanks for the comment! I used 100Wt thread, because I have lots, in different colours, and really like it. I find that it is less noticeable when quilting. I used it instead of Bottomline because it is a wall hanging - if it was going to be a quilt that was used and washed I would have used the 60wt thread. I quilted a queen size whole cloth bed quilt and used Bottomline (for the top and bobbin) and loved quilting with it; because the quilting design was on a larger scale than this one (I used the same designs), 60wt seemed appropriate too.

03/28/2014 Flag

Just beautiful. Thanks for the comments on thread. I am just starting this quilt journey and like hearing what others are saying. Also I don't know much about snow dying (being from Saskatchewan) but have done some regular dying and got wonderful results.

07/26/2014 Flag

So very pretty. Love the soft colors and your quilting is wonderfully done. Love your line adds special texture as well. Made me think of a beautifully wrapped gift! Thanks for sharing.

03/27/2015 Flag

The dyed fabric is beautiful as well as your quilting!

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