I just finished a quilt top that will be one of my new patterns this spring. Usually I wait until the patterns are released before I show anything on the blog but I am so in love with this quilt I just can't wait.
Before you say anything else let me answer a few questions for you.
Yes, the arcs are foundation paper pieced. If you've never tried FPP- you should. It sounds a little intimidating but once you get it you'll be hooked!
There are also curved seams. Can i just tell you that I have never pieced a curved seam like this? I was a little scared but my first block turned out perfect. It takes a little time and a lot of pins (I'm going to discuss this in further detail in a later post) but was well worth the effort.
When my first couple of blocks were finished I thought "Really? Curved piecing is nothing! People were scared of this!?"
And of course I was hooked. I wanted to make enough blocks to sew a row together to see how it would look. With each step I fell deeper and deeper in love with this quilt.
Once the top was pieced together I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this quilt. :o)
I used Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for the rings and a Moda Grunge by Basic Grey in "Picnic" for the background. A quick trip to the LQS yesterday and I grabbed this perfect Amy Butler print for the back.
Off to the quilter tomorrow. I just can't wait to see it finished!
The pattern is called PROMISE RING and will be available in the next month or so.
*On a side note: It's very hard for me to post pictures of a project before the pattern is released. Unfortunately there are a few bad apples out there that like to look for this kind of information and use it dishonestly for their own personal gain. I have chosen to not let the few bad apples ruin the whole bunch. It's important for me to share with you who I am creatively. When I'm excited about a project I want to be able to share it with you so you can join in my excitement. That being said, I hope you will have integrity if you decide to 'pin' any of my pictures and make sure that proper credit and links are given. Thank You.