Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fresh as a Summer Breeze ......

The fabric is a layer cake and some metreage for borders 

Summer Breeze II
Sentimental Studios
by Moda

The pattern is Blackbird Pie by Kookaburra Cottage 

now I can add 'curves' to my sewing portfolio!!!

pattern and fabric from Quilters Angel 

this is a shop sample

so pretty...


This month some Block swap member swapped patterns too

This is the fun one I received from Tanya
you can see hers HERE

I've learnt a bit of curves so maybe it's time for foundation paper piecing  

Thanks so much for the pattern Tanya - I love bugs!  and the fabrics to give me a kick start

Righto..... Gotta Go.... challenges to conquer


  1. Fiona its awesome,well done,love the fabric.xx

  2. Love blue and yellow together! Yes, do have a go at foundation piecing- no curves required!

  3. Love the fabrics! I've only ever made ONE curved pieced block - I used my CurveMaster Foot for the first time and loved it. Did you use a special foot?

    Is it getting cooler out there? I can't wait to visit with my family in Oakey once the cool weather sets in - just love it up there in winter!

    Happy Sewing!

  4. Gorgeous fabrics and pattern. Looking really good.
    Over by the Pond looks a fun pattern. You will master foundation paper piecing. Once you start it is not difficult, and great for doing points

  5. Blue and yellow also look fabulous together.Great quilt top. I have never done curves. Have done foundation peicing and don't like it. Love the frog pattern so have fun.

  6. That is awesome! You did a marvellous job and the colourway is gorgeous. I love foundation paper piecing. It is my favourite way to piece a block/quilt. I like the accuracy and crispness it gives to the points on blocks.

  7. Very impressive work with the drunkard's path blocks. Those curves look pretty good!! Lovely fabric and pattern.
    What are your plans for quilting this beauty?

  8. Some of us just look so good in curves - you definately have a way with them! Tracee xx

  9. I am loving your curvy quilt top!!! ... And the fabric range is one of my favourites!!! Am loving it!!! ... Also, the 'new' pattern is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see your version!!! Hugs!!

  10. Awesome quilt. I love your curves...perfect!
    That line of fabric is wonderful. I've got some of it,too but I haven't cut into it , yet!

  11. Wow, curves....I am impressed! I'm still battling straight lines! LOL!!! It's absolutely beautiful, Fiona, and I love those fresh, summery blues and yellows. What a wonderful quilt!!!

    Have a happy weekend, my friend!



  12. Beautiful Fiona , I only tried curves once and can't remember if I had a problem or not ,since I didn't do anymore I guess I must have . Cute pattern ,have fun trying out pp , I personally do not like it but many do and that frog is so darn cute. hugs Sheila

  13. Beautiful quilts and wonderful piecing. I need to practice curves too, I want to make an apple core runner.


  14. Gorgeous quilt! And the pattern you received is so cute. I passed on that swap, after seeing your pattern I'm regretting that decision!

  15. I used to have that pattern. You'll do fine!

  16. Yummy, gorgeous, delicious! How clever are you? Did you use a curvemaster foot or just wing it?

  17. Oh gorgeous Fiona, you did a lovely job on that - see, curves aren't so hard! Love the fabrics you picked. And that new pattern is darling, I can't wait to see that one done - sweet!

  18. I love Summer Breeze... I actually started a few quilts with it... oh dear, started but not finished, why is that such a familiar phrase???!!!
    You have done a great job with the curves! Gorgeous quilt :)

  19. Just the little bit of sunshine I needed to see today. Awesome Fiona. Love the blue and yellow.

  20. What a beautiful quilt! And I love those frogs! :0)


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