Thursday, 19 May 2016

Chasing the Waves - Curve Piecing Pattern

I am trying out the curve piecing patterns I designed for the workshop at the IPS Eastern branch. The first (because I think it's my personal favorite so far) is the dolphin. I called it "Chasing the Waves" - a  somewhat loose translation of a song title.

curved pieced dolphin

After all the efforts of converting my sketches into vector graphics and printing them out in appropriate size, the piecing itself was a breeze, although there are a couple of tight curves in smaller details, the fins in particular. I decided to make the patterns about A2 in size, this one is 43 by 56 cm and I rather like how it turned out.

As I would like to cover free-hand curve piecing during the workshop as well, I made a couple of sampler free-hand panels, which are supposed to go right and left of the dolphin:

Curve pieced dolphin with freehand panels

I can kind of see it hung on the wall above a kid's bed)))

After I finished the side panels and put it all together I had an idea - I should have included other dolphins' back fins in the side panels, as if it's swimming with a pack (is it a pack of dolphins or a herd? a flock maybe? or just a group?)

I won't be finishing this until the workshop, so that the seams at the back can be examined. But it's really satisfying to finish a quilt top in a day, after all the long-term projects I've been (and still am) making. 

Linking to:

Creations by Nina-Marie

France Nadeau


  1. Just now discovered your blog from "Can I get a Whoop Whoop"
    Your work is exquisite!!! The dolphin really jumps out of the screen. I am so impressed that I have started following you on Pinterest. Looking forward to more of your extraordinary creations.

  2. Thanks Preeti! I'm so glad you like my work. Stick around, more is coming ;))

  3. That is wonderful! I love the dolphin.

  4. I think the word you're looking for is "pod". I'm intrigued with your curved piecing. Nicely done!
    Pat F in Winnipeg

    1. Oh thanks! for the compliment and for the new word. A pod of dolphins, good to know in case I see it some day))

  5. Gorgeous! I can see it hung in a bathroom. Your dolphin is beautiful, your waves as well; I like how each wave is flowing into the next. And that you used the dolphin's fabric in the blocks next to him.
    Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. Have a good weekend!

  6. Nice dolphin, I like it. Why is he so alone?:)

    1. That's exactly what I wrote about )) let's presume its mates are under the water ))


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