Nature's Pirouette

Update! I won 2nd place on Nature's Pirouette over at last week for the theme of the week "new beginnings". I am so excited. Thanks to all who voted for me!!!

Nature's Pirouette
I finally got a chance to post my wall hanging. I made this in the spring of 2012 for a challenge in my quilt guild. The challenge was to make a piece that had NO more than one right angle in the outside edge. I got the crazy idea to try curve piecing and make a circle but when it came to the end I did a little revamp.  The  basic idea of this quilt is from the book A new spin on curved piecing by Joyce Lawrence Cambron.
This was a fun challenge because it uses freezer paper on the right side of the fabric.  Once all the curved strips are together you then sew the spokes together. Then the reveal when the whole piece is done. The curves went together pretty nicely and the seams matched up. The center I was uncertain about and ended up doing a ribbon ruching and then added a few bead centers. I did add a few more beads out into the quilting and some holographic thread stitching for some sparkle which was also part of our guild theme.

This is not a very clear picture I see but you can see the the center is dimensional. I might try to get a better picture up close. I did lots of quilting in continuous lines. Really fun project. I was happy when it was done and I will try curves again.
I entered this in the New Beginnings challenge over at so please vote. :) closed now
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Jean said…
This is gorgeous! lOve the center too.
Samantha said…
This is really beautiful! Well done.

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