Thursday, February 23, 2012

Making curves where there are none

These little blocks aren't joined yet but even so you can start to see the trompe l'oeil curves that the eye seems to find amid the straight line piecing.  You can emphasize this by quilting curved lines in the rectangle shapes that come together at the pinwheel ends, rather like the seams on a football.  The pattern is "Little Red", alternately called "Radio Flyer", by Carrie Nelson, and the fabric line is "Love Letters" by Laundry Basket Quilts.  Oh, I wish I could have gotten a charm pack of the coordinating batiks to use with the prints!  I love this fabric.  You can't see much of the prints when working this small (the blocks finish at just under 4") but the colors are gorgeous and rich.

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