Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Summer's Flower

I took this class from a lady named Marva with my mom and my sister-in-law JoAnn. They were going to make the larger wall hanging designed by Marva. I was intimidated by the larger size, so I decided to make a smaller one.  Marva had written this pattern.  She made a lot of quilts doing curved piecing. 

We traced each shape onto the back of the fabric, then cut it out with a seam allowance.  Then we sewed on the line we drew.  Because it was hand sewn with curves, I got frustrated once I got home. So I put it away for a few months. Then one day I got bored and decided to give it another try. I got the hang of the curved piecing and then finished it quickly.

I added the borders with a machine and hand quilted it.  I quilted in the ditch and added some detail to the leaves. 

I put a cute sunflower fabric on the back.  The huge hanging sleeve makes me laugh. 

I did the binding by myself. (I didn't understand the concept of mitered corners).

I entered this quilt in the show that year at the Utah State Quilt Guild annual meetings. I entered it in the young quilters division and won a ribbon. Here is a picture of me showing off the quilt and ribbons.  This is the only time I have entered a quilt in a show. 

One last picture...

Quilt Stats ~ Mini #1
Name: Summer's Flower
Pattern: Sun Crazy by Marva
Size: 18 x 18 inches
Batting:  low loft 100% polyester
Date Finished: 1995
What I Learned:
  • I can do piecing by hand.
  • Sewing curves is harder than it looks.
  • Sometimes you need to put things away for awhile.
  • Perseverance pays off


1 comment:

  1. Oh that is super! I actually really like the pattern... I love curbed pieces but I have not made any myself yet... Thanks for sending me this link!


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