I may just have found the skill and technique in sewing that I have been craving, but didn't know where to find!
Improvised curves. Seriously! No measuring, no rulers, just free cutting and then stacking layers together, and the effect is slightly abstract but brilliant!
Following along with Rachel's Curves class, last week we started off by making note cards, and learning how to cut and sew those curves. I found some scraps that I had already sewn together in straight lines and they were a great starting point to cut into and make the curves. This was fun, but it was the next project that really appealed to me.
Starting with a charm pack of Botanics fabric, and adding a few extra cuts of the gorgeous saturated colours, I just randomly sliced, sewed back together and then freehand cut the curves, and sewed them back together. I love how quick it was, I love that I didn't need to be precise and I love that I didn't need pins to sew those curves.
I followed Rachel's advice and didn't add batting to this, instead just quilting the back and front together, and then binding with one of my favourite prints from Botanics - the colour is just amazing!
These colours really remind me of Indonesia - the luscious green, the vivid orange and yellow and the deep blues. And so I am going to gift it as a 50th birthday present to a friend here who walks beside me during the ups and downs of life, and who loves this adopted country of ours as much as I do.
Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.