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A little bit before Market I was asked by the lovely ladies at Moda if I could make a sample for them. I had no idea what I would be making, and I have to be honest, I was super nervous when I opened the box and saw the pattern for this Pumpkin Pie quilt by Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts using her new Pumpkin Pie Fabric as well as her Pumpkin Pie Batiks that will be shipping in November.
So now you are wondering why I was nervous. Well, this quilt had lots of Trying New Things for me. First, (and biggest nervous worry) It was all curves, and while I have made a bee block or two with curves, a whole quilt I had absolutely not done.. Second, I was using templates to cut out the blocks and that was new to me as well. Third, (and I was excited/nervous for this part) I have never worked with batiks before. I have always wanted to, but I was nervous of how they would play with the prints.
And I am so very happy to say, there was absolutely no reason at all to be nervous. This quilt was so, so, so much fun to make!!! The curves went together like a breeze, and I only had to unpick once when I got a little crease in a curve. I really feel like I can now say I have curves under my belt and am so excited to design more with them. I ordered some of these Extra Thick Plastic Template Sheets to make the templates from and they worked fantastic. And finally, (no surprise here as Edyta is an amazing designer) the batiks played just perfect with the prints and I really enjoyed mixing in the pops of bright from them.
And just to show you a little close up on the curves. Didn't they come together just so lovely!!! The quilt is made in quarters and I will admit, I might have done a little happy dance every time I got to match up the quarters and make it more curvy. Seriously, I just loved the beautiful crisp seams of these curves!!!
When it came time to quilt it I decided on one of my favorite all over designs, the Feathered Swirl. I just love how it flows and all the beautiful curved lines in the feathers and swirls really add to the overall curvy flowy feel of the quilt ;)
And of course, I always love the texture of it!!! Wouldn't this just be so fun to snuggle up in!! I also really loved this fun angle shot because it changes the focus of your design to lines instead of borders. Almost looks like a chain links ;)
Moda sent me these main fabric prints from Pumpkin Pie for the backing and binding and they are just gorgeous!!! Such a perfect way to finish off all of the curvy goodness!! And you can really see how nicely the batiks and prints play together in this shot. Just so lovely :)
And her is the funny part. I was so excited to take a picture of it hanging at Market that I didn't even realize until I got home that this is actually not my quilt. It is the other sample that was made of it. To funny. Mine was hanging elsewhere and I never noticed it because I thought this was it. Just goes to show how much there is to see at market, it is easy to get distracted ;)
And that is Pumpkin Pie!!! Honestly, I can't even begin to explain how happy I am that this was the quilt I got to make for Moda. It really forced me out of my box to try new things. And I was so grateful. It is such a wonderful reminder that we can really do anything if we just try. I absolutely loved every second of making this quilt and I am so happy with how it turned out!!
Have a Happy Quilting (and maybe curvy) Weekend!!!