Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Lotta Curves

As a child I wasn't quite sure what my mom meant when she would say, "stop making mountains out of molehills". I think what she meant to say was "When you have mountains of fabric, MAKE a Molehills quilt".

I started this quilt at Sewtopia in Chicago. The class was taught by the designer of this fun pattern, Latifah Safir. It is such a perfect pattern and is an easy entry into sewing curves. I love sewing curves and don't find them daunting, but for those who might be afraid, this is a great pattern.
I chose a popular color palette influenced by Lotta Jansdotter for this modern quilt, using navy, mustard, turquoise, grey and orange prints from my stash. I used several of Lotta's prints as well.

Cutting a quilt at a retreat, on the floor, is not fun, but I got it done and made 15 molehills at the retreat. Once home I completed making the quilt top and then sent it off to Sarah at CrinkleLove to be quilted. I so glad I remembered to attach the label, before it wa quilted, to help keep it permanently attached.
I chose the bathing beauties print from IKEA for the backing, combining it with a remnant from stash of the Widescreen print from Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman.
It took me a while to sew the binding on, but after a call for suggestions on Instagram, I listened to Sukie and chose a navy polka dot, and did a machine finished binding.

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Name: A Lotta Curves
Fabric: Navy, mustard, turquoise, grey and orange prints from stash
Backing: Bathing Beauties from IKEA. Widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. white
Quilted by Sarah Crinkle Love
Binding: Navy with White Polka Dot {I think it's Riley Blake}
Size: 60" x 68" 


dutchcomfort said...

Such a beautiful quilt Diane!
I love that saying! We say, ’don’t make an elephant out of a mosquito!’

Sarah said...

its gorgeous! so fun, and a really classy colour palatte too. Love it!

Susan Snooks said...

I love the saying too! This is a lovely quilt Di and the spotty binding it gorgeous! I really should challenge mysel fwith wome curves- it makes a distinctive design!

mascanlon said...

Fabulous all done! Well I have the pattern...lol. Little steps.....