Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Seductive curves

First an explanation why I haven't been blogging, or more important, looking at anyone else's blog for the last week. The computer decided that it didn't want to find the server! It was very frustrating, because the wireless connection was fine, but we had no joy connecting to the internet at all. Luckily our friend Richard is a computer whiz (apart from being an acting pro and all-round great bloke) and he came round yesterday and sorted the problem out. Thanks Richard!

Now don't worry; the curves in the blog title don't involve me stripping off at all. They're fabric curves in sumptuous colours destined for a quilt for DD. I'd hoped to have it ready for Father Christmas to bring on Thursday, but it's not going to happen.


Here are some of the strips ready to be played with and made into a top. It's quite an easy technique, where you place two strips on top of each other, and then just push the rotary cutter up the middle to make a curve, and then join the fabrics together. Well, it's easy if you don't drop the fabrics and forget how they go together. If that happens you end up with something like this,

and have to get your seam ripper out!

3 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Lovely shades of pink...your DD will love it no matter when it gets done.

I've been spending my day layering Linus quilts...It's seasonal...just think of the mountains of white wadding :o)

Contented Caroline said...

Merry Christmas Lynda.

Remind me to ask you how to do those curves at the next Rocheberie - they are something I've never quite fathomed! The colours are lovely.

Rangtang said...

I've just belatedly shown this entry to Richard who went all pink when he saw the nice comments you made about him. All true of course, but then I would say that as I'm married to him!
Amanda