Thursday, 15 September 2016

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 106 - Turning Neutral

Unusually restrained colours - I don't usually go for neutrals, but when I laid out all my practice pieces out together last week I rather liked the effect, and now I have joined the first two pieces, I think this project might start growing on me.

The dinky pale brown check blends in really well.  It's a shame that I haven't got enough for the binding.  Or have I?  I shall find out soon enough.

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Here goes for week 106...

The project in Week 105 that caught my eye was Olena's amazing magnolias.  The colours are beautiful, and the quilting adds so much interest in the background.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos.

curve pieced quilt

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  1. I love how your pieces work together, the brown check is the perfect addition as it doesn't overwhelm the delicate quilting designs. If it's not a secret, which method of joining quilted blocks do you use? (because I have several blocks which will have to be joined sooner or later, and I haven't tried that before))) Thanks for featuring my project!

    1. Hello Lena,

      I was delighted to be able to feature your magnolias. They are so gorgeous!

      Here is the joining method I use:-

      I will probably do another post next week with a bit more about this method. I have jiggled the measurements a fraction, and am trying out an extra trick to give a better finish.

      Love, Muv

  2. This is going to be really pretty Muv. What a great way to use the practice blocks.



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