Well, we’re into our fourth day of temperatures in the low to upper 90’s here in Germany. (That’s the upper 30’s if you’re into Celsius temps.) Which ever way you measure it – it’s hot! My husband is in Africa this week and tells me it’s a little cooler there. That’s just not right!
Since we don’t have air conditioning, I am trying to move VERY slowly. That’s why this new sewing project is really perfect.
I saw this quilt online and fell in love with the colors and fabrics.
It’s called “Beauteous” and features the Indie Folk fabric collection by Pat Bravo. The pattern was a free download online but it came out in 2015 (I’m a little behind). It was a little hard to track down all the fabrics since they’ve been out a while but I did. I found them all at Hawthorne Supply Company online and they shipped them to me super fast.
These fabrics are Beauteous! They say they’re 100% premium cotton on the selvage and “Feel the difference” and I will say they have a silky feel to them and a little stiffness. Really different.
After I printed out the pattern, it took me a little bit to figure out that I needed to tape all the pages together for the pattern pieces.
After cutting out the pattern pieces, I dove right in.
These blocks are basically ALL curves. I haven’t done any of the paper pieced blocks and not sure how that’s going to work. There are 15 of those blocks and this pattern spans 2 printed pages. I don’t know if I want to make all those copies. I’m saving those for last so I can cut out all the other block pieces first.
For sewing all the curves, this means lots of pinning and slow sewing. With the heat, I just aim a fan at myself and take the time to do all that pinning.
The pattern says that this quilt will measure 72″ X 72″ but I don’t think that’s correct. The finished measurements of the blocks are 10″ and there are 7 rows of 6 blocks each so I think it should end up being more like 60 1/2″ X 70 1/2″. I’m no mathematician though. I was thinking about adding a couple borders to make it a little bigger and I need to decide which of the fabrics I really like and order more of it for a border. That’s a tough decision to make.
Anyway, back to eating Popsicles and pinning curves.