Last May my quilt guild brought Hilary Rice from Newfoundland to teach 2 classes for us. At the guild meeting last week we were encouraged to bring in our finished pieces from those classes, which is a great idea to motivate people to finish a project.
It worked for me! I was so close to finishing, but the quilt was drifting to the UFO pile, just because I kept thinking it was almost finished but didn't pick it up to do the last bit of quilting. I tried out my new free-motion quilting foot and really liked it. I have a Brother sewing machine and this is a Janome foot, but it worked great. I decided to try to quilt each section with a different pattern and that was lots of fun.
When the quilting was done I cut an uneven edge, just cutting around the quilt with my rotary cutter - first time ever that I didn't use a ruler to cut an edge, and I was happy with how that turned out. I made a two colour binding using batiks since I couldn't find the leftover hand dyed fabrics.
I loved working with these hand dyed fabrics that were in our kits and the curves technique was not as difficult as I thought it would be.
If you want to make a similar quilt, you can order the pattern and fabrics from Hilary - click here to go to her pattern page and you can order her newest pattern here.