I just finished this mini quilt for the Fab Little Quilt Swap on flickr. I know I said I wasn’t doing any for a while, but the swap mamas used flattery to their advantage, and here is the finished product, “Stained Glass Windows”!!! I had a great time making this and it is my first time sewing curves–a swap item may or may not be the perfect time to try something like this. The jury is still out.
I signed up for Rachel’s Curves Class after seeing a few of her excellent preview projects, and figured it would be easier to take the plunge with a little hand holding. I think curves are just like anything else–zippers, sewing with non-cotton fabrics, etc. They seem scary, you try it out, realize it isn’t too difficult, and go on from there.
Stained Glass Windows was inspired by a scrappy color wheel from Rachel’s class, and a suggestion from Elizabeth to invert the color wheel similar to a doll quilt in progress by Norma of Petit Design Co. The quilting is perhaps my favorite part–I outlined the “cathedral window” three times, both inside and outside the window. Note: the map fabric is from Etchings by 3 Sisters from Moda.