Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scrappy Birds

This week I have been on a mission to finish a WiP, and I succeeded with my Scrappy Birds.  It began with just playing with various scraps of black, white, red, and teal, and deciding on a plus quilt design which would become a wall-hanging.  I ended up with this:

Since I quilt mostly with my walking foot, I usually quilt mostly with straight lines, but I have experimented with some curves.  I wanted to try a curving design on this quilt to soften up all the squares a bit.  That meant a visit to my favorite walking foot quilting resource, 31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting, by Petit Design Co. I decided to try a continuous curve design which ends up looking like circles, but is done by stitching a curve along each seam line, first to the right, then to the left.

At first, I wasn't sure how I would mark my curves, but then decided to buy myself a Clover Hera marker, and give it a try.  And it worked pretty well!  My very scientific method involved tracing around a bowl from the kitchen cupboard which turned out to be the right size for my pieces, and then stitching along those creases.  While I couldn't see the creases perfectly on every piece of fabric, I was able to follow the pattern, and I know I will use it again!

I bound the wall-hanging in the same gray that I used for this table runner earlier because I also included some squares of that fabric in my plus blocks.

And here it is, hanging in our living room!

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I'm linking up with my favorite Sunday inspiration, Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.


Jasmine said...

I love the continuous curve quilting. And I am glad to hear the Hera marker worked for you. I love mine. Congrats on the fun finish.

Ivani said...

You did great. I've done the continuous quilting with the walking foot, and it works well for me either Have a beautiful week.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful job Diann! Your quilting really sets off the layout of your blocks. It looks great in your livingroom! Thanks so much for sharing with Oh Scrap!

gayle said...

I love it! The quilting is perfect for it - and I love that quilting pattern because it looks way more complicated than it is. 8)

Julie said...

So interesting because I missed all the Charlie Harper prints in your photos while looking at your quilting! Nice work! It's fits in your room so well.

Sandra Walker said...

This turned out super, Diann! I am in love with that cardinal fabric... as for the scientific method, I use it on a regular basis, most recently a Bath & Bodyworks body cream container, lol. :-)

Quiltpiecer said...

This is beautiful! Love it! Came by way of Oh Scrap link and am new to your blog. Will be sure to come back!