Since I made my first curved quilt, piecing curves has been no big deal. They don't scare me at all and always seem to impress people. I purchased the Quick Curve Ruler and the Chic Country pattern from the Sew Kind of Wonderful booth at Fall Quilt Market because this design makes such a statement. It looks difficult as hell, and I love the chance to trick people into thinking I'm a prodigy.
As is my tradition, I pulled my fabrics from the bag of Cotton + Steel FQ bundles I bought at Sample Spree. I started with Kim Kight's "City Afternoon" print from Penny Arcade as the inspiration for my color palette: warm purples, orangy reds, dusty pink, and an assortment of low volume prints. I also tossed in a few C+S basics and other low volume prints.
Piecing the quilt was deceptively simple. I probably spent more time obsessing over fabric placement than sewing. The QCR makes the whole process pain-free.
I went for a simple quilting approach, echoing the circles that the pieced blocks create.
Size: 54" square
Fabric: Cotton + Steel Fall 2015 collections + basics
Pattern: Chic Country
Quilting: Echoed circles w/ gray Aurifil 50wt
Completed: November 2015