Curving Around

Back in February I wrote a blog post suggesting that instead of sticking to straight line quilting, why not throw a few curves into your work? Kit Robinson, MQU’s editor, liked the post enough to ask me to expand this idea for the September/October 2017 issue of the magazine. And I’m glad I did!

Curved quilting sampler, ©Diane Rusin Doran as seen in September/October 2017 issue of MQU
Curved quilting sampler, ©Diane Rusin Doran as seen in September/October 2017 issue of MQU

I started by creating a colorful, but fairly simple pieced sampler. Then the fun began.

I challenged myself to use a wide variety of curved designs throughout the sampler. It’s always amazing how the look of a pieced design changes with a different quilting motif!

Curves are amazingly versatile and can be used to create designs that are very simple or beautifully complex. Plus, no matter what style of machine quilting you prefer – walking foot, free motion, or ruler work – there are designs that will work for you.

Learn more about quilting curves plus see plenty of quilting eye candy in our September/October 2017 issue of MQU.

 

 

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