Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Curvalicious Challenge

Curvalicious Quilts

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were given a Curvalicious Challenge. I decided to play with some of the fabrics from the beautiful Beaujolais Collection.

Back in April I had the opportunity to cruise the Hawaiian Islands and used a sunset photo I took as my inspiration.

misc from boat (17)

I love making curvy picture frame borders. So, the first thing I did was create a two pieced back with an opening for turning the quilt later.


I pieced all my wonderful curvy strips and added my borders. Next I pinned the quilt top and back together with pretty sides touching and cut my curvy framed edge (You’ll see in the final picture that I decided to shorted the bottom border).


Did you know that you don’t need a curved ruler to piece curves?
The Gourmet Quilter has a great video showing just how easy it is to do

The final step was to move this stack onto the batting. Make sure that the backing fabric is facing you. Carefully shift the pins to the top of the stack where you can see them. Trim the batting to match your top and sew all the way around. Turn right side out through that opening you created on the backing. Press, working those lovely curves out neatly. 


I fused my applique palm tree to the front.


Then quilting followed the curved piecing to accent it.


I used a pretty variegated Fantastico thread from Superior Threads that picked up all the fabric colors.


My inspiration photo was turned into the label for the back.


What’s inspired you lately?

Be sure to check out all the other wonderful Island Ambassador projects this month.

Purrfect Spots - you are here!
Den Syende Himmel
Quilt'n Party
Pamela Quilts
Ark Angel Creations
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Desert Bloom Quilting
Freemotion by the River
Seams Like a Dream
Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Quilting Affection Designs
Inquiring Quilter
Bejeweled Quilts
Sally's Quilting Corner
Inch Worm Fabrics
Kauffman Designs
Moosestash Quilting
Needle & Foot
Cheryl Lynch Quilts
MaryMack's Blog
heARTs Creations
Kissed Quilts
The Quilt Rambler
Seams To Be Sew
Inspired Layers
Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Masterpiece Quilting
Fun Threads
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Little Bunny Quilts
Webster Quilt
Sophie Junction
Slice of Pi Quilts





Calicojoan said...

That is just too cool! Love the idea of leaving an opening in the back for turning! So much better than hand stitching an opening closed along the edge!!!!! I'm going to have to check out that tutorial from Gourmet Quilter on sewing curves.

beaquilter said...

a great quilt!