Friday, February 28, 2014

Another Sneak Peek

I tried something new today! Can you see it? That tiny overlapping circle design? It's known by many names; Wineglass, Continuous Curve, Orange Peel or Pumpkin Seed. You can create this design quite simply, I discovered.

First, mark out a grid of lines. Mine are ½ inch apart! Really! Since this fabric is so dark, I used the Fons and Porter Mechanical Fabric pencil. It lays down a very fine line that rubs right off when you are done. A see-through ruler with etched lines is a must. But it goes quickly. I drew my grid on point, because I thought that would look more interesting.

Then you sew curved lines around the drawn straight lines. There are many books that can show you how to stitch continuous curve without stops and starts, so I won't go through that here. I referred to Gina Perkes' Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting before I began. Wonderful book, by the way. (C&T Publishing)

I can't show you any more photos right now. I've spent the better part of this week on this piece. But, it's off the frame now, so a customer piece can go on tomorrow. This piece will have to wait until I can free up some more playtime!

Only put off until tomorrow what
you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

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