Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It helps to read the instructions!

I have been very inspired over the last few months with all the curvy pieced quilts, and for a while I have had the book by Jean Wells, "Intuitive Color and Design" which teaches how to do this curvy piecing.
BUT....being the artist that I am, I looked at the pages, the lovely pictures, tried to do it my way, and it failed.  
Then I got my swap quilt from mamacjt last week, and was totally inspired.
So here are my first successful attempts, after I read the instructions!
Then I had to try a piece with fabric other than scraps.......
Not sure what I will do with it, but I am pretty pleased with myself :)
Along with that the last few days have been filled with finishing off swap projects that have to be shipped out this week to meet the deadline.
Here are snippets of two of them.
Sneak peek at the coin mini quilt for Terrie.
And here is the Anything Goes Mini quilt for mamacjt......I sure hope she is as happy with this as I was with my goodies from her!
I couldn't have done all this the past few days without help from my kitty "Sunshine"
OH! and i almost forgot.....I also finished two blocks for an online quilt bee I am in called "Bee Liberated".  It is based on the book "Collaborative Quilting".  Each month one person picks a block out of this book, the rest of the group make one or two of the specified block and send them to the person who's month it is.  Then instantly you have enough blocks for a quilt top made by an online group.
Pretty neat hey?
These are my May blocks:
My month is June so I am trying to decide which block I am going to pick....tough decision because I love everything in that book!
Back into my sewing room for a few more hours to finish up three more swap projects for this month, then the next month it all starts over again for more swaps!

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Curvy pieces look great Kim!

carol said...

I'm loving that curved piece!!! Are you having fun yet?

BahamaDawn said...

thanks!!! I am having a BLAST :)

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