Hello friends! I hope you are fine! Guess what? I received a surprise parcel … and what I found … Quick Curve ruler! Jippiiii!
First evening was filled with wonder, reading the pattern that followed the ruler and thinking what fabrics I can pick to start quickly! This ruler was a surprise present from my friend Leena at ‘Tilkkutie’! Thousands of thanks, Leena! A while ago we had a fabric swap with Leena. I got some lovely pinks and I sent to Leena some batiks. That made me think that I could make a small project with batiks.
You may have noticed that I haven’t used batiks before but I’m lucky to have several of them (also present from a special friend) – Thank you, Sonja!
I am so so exited to have this Quick Curve ruler! I wanted to challenge myself this year with curves and now I can! Also I’m really happy for the pattern, Leena sent to me, because with that it’s easy to understand how to use the ruler. Curves I could have cut, but to understand how to cut all those pieces without templates would have been impossible.
This was the scene on my table when I started. First I cut center pieces from my favourite fabrics. Then I didn’t know how to continue. This is a good colour challenge, too! I had to pick my coloured pencils and try to make a plan.
I emptied my design wall from the ‘Fabric Forest’ and put the first pieces there.
I wanted to use orange, yellow and purple. Here the purple creates square …
But I prefer the light ‘pink’ square so I changed them …
Then what about the yellows? I think they are better if they are mixed …
Surrounding was still missing. This almost white fabric is part of the pink. That fabric is beautiful where the colour change from white through peach till dark pink/purple. But I think the surrounding needs colour.
Then I was still thinking if I should leave out the dark blue. You see there are innumerable amount possibilities! The photo below shows the result where I left this yesterday evening. I had made up my mind. Brown bothers me a little bit; not the best with the purple.
You understand that first thing to do in the morning was to see if I still like this. Brown is not so good and I liked all the yellows ‘inside’. Could the brown be outside?
By the way, yesterday evening I said in the IG that I start to sew this. Then I thought that late evening is not the best time to start to sew curves. So I started to connect little fabric trees. Soon it’s end of the month and time to show our Quilty 365′ projects.
Shall I still change something with the batiks? I think I go now quickly to sew the pieces and don’t allow myself think any changes. You’ll see soon how my curve-batik project ends up.
Look how beautiful quilt Leena is making with the Cuick Curve ruler using sunny yellow, orange and white! Thank you again Leena, this was a super super good present!
Thank you very much for reading my sewing and quilting stories! Thank you also for your lovely comments! They make me happy!