Friday, March 29, 2019

Winding Winter Ways Quilt and Tutorial!!!!

I am so thrilled to be sharing my newest quilt finish today and to also be sharing a new AccuQuilt Tutorial for it as well!!!   It's called Winding Winter Ways and I just love it!!!!  I love curved piecing, and I think it can easily be shied away from on the assumption that it is difficult.   But I hope as you check out the tutorial, you will see just how fun curved piecing is, especially when the cutting is taken care of with the amazing curved AccuQuilt Dies!!!


Although you can use prints, I really like the look of a solids in this quilt as it makes the design shine and creates so much incredible movement.  By simply changing the placement of the Light and Dark Blue fabrics in your block, you get incredible secondary designs that truly pop!!!  The white accents reminded me of snow crystals, and combined with the deep blues, and the Winding Ways die, it just seemed fitting to call this one Winding Winter Ways ;)     I choose blue because this quilt is for my sweet new nephew, Joshua, isn't he just so cute!!!


And the quilt tutorial even has you make a few "practice" blocks, which work out perfectly for the backing!!!  (Really, it is just the way you cut things out automatically makes a few extra pieces, but isn't that to cute!!!) 



When it came time to quilt it, I went for an all over swirl design, fast and fun!!!  I used my favorite 402 So Fine Pearl which blended perfectly with both the navy and the blue.   I love the wonderful texture it creates!!!  And the black binding just finishes things off nicely ;)  

  

The quilt is made up of 25 blocks that finish at 8" square, so the quilt is a perfect baby size of 40" x 40".   I was fortunate enough to get to visit my sister last week and deliver Joshua's new quilt to him.  I think he likes it ;)


So if you want to make your own Winding Winter Ways Quilt  just pop on over for the free step by step tutorial!!!   I also shared some Sewing with Curves Basics  in the tutorial which you might like.  It shows just how fun and easy curved sewing can be ;)    And when you are done, I would love to see it!!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  and #AccuQuilt or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Winding Winter Ways quilts!!!


Thanks for joining me today and sharing this new tutorial with me ;)  Between this Quilt, and this other  Curved Snowball Quilt , and my latest Quilt Alongs, I really am on a goal to show just how enjoyable curved sewing can be!!!   And I have to say, it is even more fun when the cutting is perfect and quick with the AccuQuilt Curved Dies!!!  I am thinking I might have to try a classic Double Wedding Ring next??  What do you think???? 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting (and maybe even some curved sewing) Day!!!  
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3 comments:

  1. Off to read your tutorial. I have the die. Love your colors and movement it creates.

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  2. I love these colors. Joshua is adorable. Oh my, babies are the best.
    I am so glad he is your nephew.

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  3. Beautiful quilt - love the solid colours you chose! Your nephew looks so adorable - such a tiny and cute package. Enjoy!

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Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa