I bought this book 'Quilt Lovely' by Jen Kingwell a few months back, I normally like a muted palette but lately I have found myself drawn to these clear happy fabrics that Jen and other Australian designers favour.
I particularly liked the cover quilt 'Daisy Do'
I think it will look fabulous in some of my Liberty fabrics, mixed with others pulled from my stash
so I bought the acrylic templates
There are templates in the book, but I like these acrylic ones as they are accurate and I can cut a few pieces at a time with my small rotary cutter; a rotating mat makes it really easy to cut these shapes.
I then mark the registration marks on the back of each piece with a pencil. this makes lining up the pieces much easier before you sew.
I like to lay out all the patches wrong side up on a flannel board to make sure they are all there and the right way up! They never look like they will fit together 😀
Linda Franz has an excellent video demonstrating how to stitch these gentle curves, you can find it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcF4jkDVwQo
I have pieced the first block, but my hand piecing skills are very rusty, I think I need a bit more practice
EDITED: I thought it would be fun to link up with a couple of new blogs this week:
Sew, Stitch, Snap & Share
Let's Bee Social
Needle n Thread Thursday