Monday, April 4, 2011

Playing in the Studio - Jugando en mi estudio

 I won a book at the Quilters Fun Nite at the AQS Quilt show in Lancaster. It is called Vivacious Curvy Quilts, by Diane Hire. I really didn't think too much about it but when I had my finger procedure I couldn't do much for a couple of days so I got caught up on reading including this book. The ideas started percolating and Firday I was able to go to my studio and start sewing. The following is the result. This isn't the finished piece but I'm keeping mum on the rest until later.

It has been really fun to play in my studio just because I want to rather than have to. This is before the sashing strips were sew on and is the correct orientation.

 Now I am ready to sew blocks together. This is upside down. What does it make you think of?

Gané un libro a la Noche Divertida para Quilters a La Exposición de Colchas en Lancaster. Se llama "Vivacious Curvy Quilts, by Diane Hire. No pensaba mucho en ésto pero la semana pasada cuando tuve una procedmiento en uno de mis dedos no podía hacer nada por un par de días. Leía mucho incluyendo éste libro. Los ideas empieza y viernes iniciaba coser. Éste es el resulto. No está terminada pero la proxima parte todavía es un secreto.

Mira el internet para más información sobre éste libro. Los colores de Diane son mucho más vivido. Creyo que éste técnica puede estar una classe por Skype. Que piensas? 


  1. This looks very cool! I like it a lot. Curves always add such movement. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

  2. You asked, "what does it make you think of?" Well, after a little time and thought, I come up with airplane propellers. I don't know if that's the answer you want or not. It does look like fun. I still have not gotten myself to try a curved seam. I just remember how much I hated sewing in sleeves.

  3. I have avoided curves too but this technique works for me. It is not precise. You cut things large and trim. Seam allowances are 1/8" more or less so don't know about durability either in a larger quilt. Depends on quilting. You're close in you guess:)Movement is what I'm going for.