My friend Joni has followed the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog, and purchased their Quick Curve Ruler. She made a test quilt with their Metro Medallion design to see if she liked sewing the curved blocks, and has since gone on to make other projects with that ruler. I asked Joni if she would trust me to quilt that top, and she did. A test quilt for both of us! My photography doesn’t do justice to this quilt – it looks better in person, because that bright green really jumps out in the photo:
It was so much easier to come up with quilting designs because of the beautiful quilting done by the uber-talented designer, Jenny Pedigo, which she shares on her blog. I tried to adapt her expert quilting to something that I felt comfortable doing on my longarm. This gave me practice doing ruler work on the longarm, and I was able to do most of this without marking, another objective for me.
First, for the purple sashing, I stitched a path with the templates and filled it with circles. Then I needed 2 motifs to use on the green blocks:
It was a fun quilt to do, my first attempt at custom quilting. At first I was worried that I had gotten myself in over my head, but am very happy with the results. It’s a really terrific quilt!
I think Joni liked it too. She put it out on a bed, and made a cute pillow to display with it, made from the book “Pillow Pop”. Very nice!