Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Another Sneak Peek from Improvising Tradition

I'm excited to share another project from my new book Improvising Tradition. The Ribbons Placemats are found in the Slice and Insert section of the book.  This pattern shows you both how to cut and sew curves improvisationally.  These are great skills to add to your toolbox of quilting techniques.
photo by Joe Hancock, copyright 2014
 
The ribbon-like flow of the curved pieces is emphasized by the quilting on the Essex linen as well as the use of ombré fabrics.  All the elements combine to make a very simple design into one that is so dynamic.

7 comments:

Michele T said...

I love this!!! I'm not experienced with curved piecing, but I am sure that I could do something similar with raw edges and a blanket stitch!! I hope that I can pin this to my Sew Sweet board on Pinterest!!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Great! It really is both simple and dynamic. Would be happy to receive a review copy of your book when it releases, if you'd like. =)

LynCC said...

I really, really love these. Something about them is so inviting.

Leanne said...

I can't wait for your book to come out, the projects you have shared are wonderful.

Gill said...

Fabulous!

Margaret said...

SO, so pretty! Love this design - I'm anxiously awaiting your book to arrive (I pre-ordered from Amazon).

FlourishingPalms said...

These placemats are striking! You're tempting me to make another set, just so I can have these. Again, your talent just shines. Such a great job!