Friday, November 9, 2012

There Just Had To Be Curves

Another fabulous Mystery Quilt day with my quilting group. We had no idea what we were making, and arrived with our list of "requirements and ingredients", wondering what we had let ourselves into!
But once again, TiramiSue came up with a stunning design, with easy techniques that even beginners could master!
First task was to cut our main fabric pieces and iron tearaway on the back (above).
Then we cut bias strips from two coordinating fabrics (below). That's when the alarm bells began to ring! "Do you think we have to do curves?" someone was heard to mutter.
Fold the bias strips, wrong sides together, and stitch down the long raw edge (without stretching!!!).
Sue had been to Bunnings.
For aluminium strips.
To form the bias strips, of course!
Where else would you go for bias bars!?!
So we ironed, and DIDN'T stretch the fabric, and said rude words when the bias bars got too hot..........
A template was cut. It was used to draw a line on the main fabric
Then we glued the bias strips to the main fabric along the line.
Machines began whirring as the curves were stitched down using a decorative stitch.
 Here's Jo doing the "glue-ing" bit.
Then another "curvey" piece was cut in a different fabric, mine was green holly fabric, and slipped under the bias curve, and more sewing followed.
The next step is to rip off the tearaway and start assembling the quilt top.
I will let you know how I get on!
In the meantime, here are a few photos of pre-printed stitcheries that will be on my website in the next week or so.

Pre-Printed Quilt Labels

There's Always Time for Sewing

Tiny Stitches

More Pre-Printed Quilt Labels
I'm going to tackle my quilt now!
P.S. It's going to be called "Five Gold Rings" as you will soon see!

1 comment:

Sam Barry said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt Liz the fabrics are beautiful. I can't wait to get my hands on the stitched quilt labels they are stunning.