Saturday, May 19, 2012

That Works Rather Well....

 I'm finding this book quite fascinating. After giving it a more thorough read, I went down to play.
 Pressing creases into the arc is a very fast and easy way to mark the fabric.
I would much rather chain piece than paper piece any day of the week. 
 
 That was actually quite effortless!
And there you have it.
I love trying new techniques...and this one is a keeper.
The light weight of the shot cottons is especially nice for this particular method.

24 comments:

  1. This looks SO cool! Are you planning a whole quilt?

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  2. Wow, there’s so much movement in this circle!

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  3. Wow you have me mesmerised too - I'm trying to work out exactly how you're doing this

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  4. that's amazing! I'm with Lynne - how does this work?

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  5. This is gorgeous, I might have to get the book.

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  6. Ooooooh!!! That looks like fun. A very dramatic look. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a stunning sundial you ended up with!

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  8. This is a lovely circle. I think I see what you are doing but not exactly, time to get the book.

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  9. Beautiful. Do you press the sliver fabric to one side after you seew it in the crease? Or is it pressed open with a 3-D look? Hard to tell from the photo. This technique reminds me of an old book I have by Cheryl Phillps, where she uses the same sew in the crease method and then opens out the fabric so it's 3-D. She uses larger fabric pieces rather than slivers though.

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  10. So happy you liked the book. It's written by a friend and I am anxious to my hands on a copy.
    Dee

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    1. It's a wonderful book...I'm quite happy to have found it.

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  11. Placed in the crease and sewn from the back? At least that's how it looks to me...cool technique. Love the results!

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  12. Well darn! Why didn't WE think of this technique, write a book and become rich and famous!!!???

    This looks wonderful and the results must have been a whole lot faster than the paper piecing! Love your fabric choices too!!

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  13. wow.. you don't hang about do you! what an amazing effect!

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  14. I want to see more... hope you'll post your progress on this project. Looks like fun and one more reason to get my hands on some shot cotton.

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  15. Great combinations of fabric here - will be watching closely as you build this quilt!

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  16. This is coming on really nicely
    Love the fabrics you are using too

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  17. Fantastic! Must check this book out...

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