Sunday, December 12, 2010

A New Project

My sewing room needs curtains.  I came up with the idea of making quilted panels instead of hanging regular curtains.  The metal curtain rods swing out from the wall to open, so I think the panels will hang well.

The dimensions of each panel are 20" x 44."  Originally I was thinking of making each a sampler quilt, and started putting together patterns in EQ7.

I knew that I wanted to use my accuquilt to cut the blocks, and that I would use this bundle of Hoffman batiks:

But after piecing the first block, the plan changed.  Instead of doing a sampler, I am going to use the Winding Ways block for the whole quilt.

Also called the Wheel of Mystery pattern, this is a quilt I have wanted to make ever since I first saw it on a magazine cover years ago. 

The accuquilt  makes it doable for me.  Although I still have to take my time and sew carefully, I can successfully piece this rather complicated block.  In fact, I don't know how quilters are able to accurately cut and piece this beauty without the accuquilt.  I know they do, because there are beautiful examples of it everywhere.  I am even more impressed with their skills than before after piecing a few of these blocks.

I will keep you updated on how my project is coming.

Happy Sewing ♥

1 comment:

  1. Kim it's going to be wonderful - what a great idea! blessings, marlene