I didn’t plan to start a new quilt, honest. I’ve been working this year on reducing the number of my Works-in-Progress, not adding to it. But it seems I’m slipping. Case in point: a new WIP on my hands. Take a look:
This is what happened. The Pine Needle, where I teach, is having its fall Open House this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14. I will be there on both days demonstrating new products and talking about my upcoming classes, one of which is “Urban Tiles.” My version of “Urban Tiles” is pictured in the post directly under this one. The pattern was designed by Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful. Jenny also designed the Quick Curve Ruler© used to make the curves.
Geri, the owner of the Pine Needle, asked me to make a demo block for Open House using the Quick Curve Ruler, something that would showcase its versatility. After all, a quilter who is considering investing in a specialty ruler is more likely to buy one if she knows it can be used in many ways. I was happy to comply because I have been wanting to try out Jenny’s new “Curvy Geese” block, introduced in a Quilt-Along she hosted on her blog recently.
So I made a block. And then I couldn’t help myself. I made another. Those are the blocks you see above, and I can hardly wait to make some more! I’m using fabrics from a new line from Timeless Treasures called Doodle, designed by Alice Kennedy, which I found on the Hawthorne Threads website. I don’t often buy fabric on line, because we have such wonderful quilt shops in Portland, but when I saw this line I was instantly smitten.
I’m heading back to my sewing room right now to work on a different WIP, but I’m already thinking about which Doodle fabrics will go into my next Curvy Geese block.