Get your curves on

Last year for my birthday, we went to New York and the highlight was participating in Lotta Jansdotter printing class. This year, there was no need to go anywhere for a great start to my birthday weekend. I had taken advantage of a great opportunity, and signed up for Sherri Lynn Wood’s class “Get your Curves on” that was held @ Spoonflower’s Greenhouse (which is local to me).

SherriLynnWood

I was excited this morning, and out the door by 8am on a Saturday (unheard of in our house!!). Grabbed my Starbucks and I was rearing to go. I had never sewn curves, so I couldn’t wait to try something new.

The morning part of the class focused on making “blocks” or curved pieces. The whole idea of the curves class is really just “go with the flow”. I had originally chosen my color palette to be mustard and blues…that soon changed with this very organic process. There was no measuring, no rulers, no planning…improv. in every way. Here were my “blocks”.
Curved Pieces

After lunch, it was all about constructing your curved pieces, transforming them one at a time. You really did not know how one affected the next so you could not plan…”Go with the flow”. Anxieties were running high but in the end the whole process was very liberating. This is my quilt at the end of the day.
GetYourCurvesOn

 

I plan to appliqué the top piece on and I may add some bias pieces to the edges before stitching to a background fabric. I am super pleased with how this is turning out.

You can check out more of Sherri Lynn Wood’s class @ Dainty Time. She will also be teaching at Quiltcon 2015.

Stop by tomorrow (which is my birthday), as I will be having a fabric giveaway for my birthday.

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7 thoughts on “Get your curves on

  1. LauraC

    Love the improv curves -so great that you were able to do that for your birthday. We share the same birthday actually -Happy Birthday!

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  2. katechiconi

    I’m glad you expanded your colour selection, so much more fun like this. And those curves are going to make a happy quilt, full of movement and spontaneity. What a great birthday present to yourself!

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