Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Introducing Curves

     No time for pictures yesterday. The day floated by me.  I started this piece at the Nancy Crow's  Lines, Curves, Circles and Figure Ground workshop last  December.  It has been taking up my big design wall for way too long and is one of my few workshop pieces that I want to finish.

     I really enjoyed this class and loved learning how to piece curves.  I can't believe I was so fearful of sewing a curve. I felt like I had been set free. I didn't want to make it too complicated as I wanted big, bold and chunky. The assignment involved using bold, bright colors, too.

©Colleen Kole, 2013, Set Free  -work in process, 74 x 75

I haven't quilted it yet, of course. But am looking forward to free motion quilting it. I folded it up for later to finish as I need to get going on my original goals of 20 Roofline pieces.

 This was my favorite class from the Barn workshops.  What great memories I have of spending time with a wonderful teacher, friends and creating together. What more could you ask for!


  1. Colleen:

    I absolutely love this! I love the big shapes. I have seen so many that are like this, but you have made it different-just great!

  2. Colleen:
    could you share any tips on sewing curves??

  3. So beautiful Colleen! I'm so inspired by your work - lovely! :)

  4. I like how you titled the piece.

    These big curves are fun. It really hit home how big the quilt is when I saw your previous post which I had missed.

    Big, Bold and Beautiful!

  5. ohhh the curves are great - yeah I was scared of them at first too until an "ole-timer" taught me how fun they could be! love these and love making improv curves too! Off the Wall is open if you care to join us!

  6. Colleen, it's wonderful! I love the big bold curves!

  7. What would Nancy say? I think she would say this is a KNOCK OUT. I love it.