Thursday, April 22, 2021

Kitchen Stitchin' blog hop-curves ahead!

 Count me in is what I thought when Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks posted that she was hosting a Kitchen stitchin' blog hop. She always has such fun hops and so much inspiration from all the participants. 


I have been wanting to try improv curves, my buddy Wendy from Pieceful Thoughts has been on a kick of them lately. She inspired me to give it a try. So glad I did.  Small scale is how I decided to try my hand at it.  


Just four little blocks to make a cute table runner for this shelf that sits in my entry way next to the kitchen.


It's been a while since I have taken time to do any custom quilting.  So I thought this was a good time to get back at it.  


Making improv curves wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.  Some browsing on the internet lead me to several tutorials on it. So if you are interested I would suggest doing that and picking one that works for you.  I cut my original squares at 9 1/2" because that is one of my square rulers.  Using the stack and whack method to cut them worked for me. 


So go ahead and try some improv curves, it's fun!!  I am thinking some placemats would look great made like this. 

Please check out fellow participants for more inspiration.


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44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I love the design, fabrics and everything about the table runner.

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  2. Wow, perfect for that display. I always have trouble "seeing" the top quilted - the work you did was perfect for those curves, a challenge all by themselves!

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  3. Lovely table runner. Your colors and curves look great. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Vicki, what a beautiful welcome on the way to the kitchen. Your runner looks wonderful, I love those Fall colors. That’s a great way to try out a new technique. Placemats would look awesome!

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  5. It's beautiful. Love the quilting.

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  6. Love the table runner and the quilting is beautiful! I think placemats would be nice.

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  7. Beautiful curves and table runner! That's something I've always wanted to try but haven't yet. It's on the to-do list.

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  8. You did great with the improv curves, Vicki! The gentle curve and size of your pieces would work for me, too. And it fits the top of your shelf perfectly! I definitely think a set of placemats should be next in line!

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  9. that is an interest take on curves - love it!

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  10. So nice, and beautiful quilting.

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  11. That runner turned out great and the variety of quilting really makes it even better!

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  12. your runner is lovely. i love how you used different quilting in different areas. makes it so fun and interesting. thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  13. That is a gorgeous table runner! I love the colors, curves, and your quilting is perfect for it. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Nothing makes me happier than inspiring a friend to give something new a try. I love your runner, and I'm so proud of you :-) The quilting is amazing - someday I'll try that!

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  15. This is so great in so many ways. I love the coordination with the vases; it feels very in-sync. And the colors have such modern appeal. The quilting has scrumptious texture. I just love everything about your runner.

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  16. That new table runner is a lovely complement to your beautiful vessels, Vicki!! I've done plenty of improv curved piecing. Now, at your suggestion, I'm SEW looking forward to trying improv Drunkard's Path blocks - stack and whack style!!

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  17. Whoa...haven't you heard? Curves are dangerous :) Well, unless you are Vicki! Great job on the table runner. You did a great job on the quilting also.

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  18. Vicki.....your runner looks fabulous!! AND I love the quilting and your choices in each area.

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  19. Your runner is beautiful and I love the colors. Your quilting is awesome too!

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  20. You've got some great curves there Vicki! Great color combo too!

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  21. Love those curves, and the runner looks beautiful on your table. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Hi Vicki! What a cute table runner. It fits just perfectly and it looks great on that credenza in your front hall. I love the fabrics that you chose, and using the stack and whack method worked perfectly. Nice job! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  23. That is a really cute table runner, Vicki! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love it! Something about the swirly quilting on the dark brown reminds me of Oreo cookies and now I'm hungry :)

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  25. Those wonderful colors and terrific curves combined for one beautiful tablerunner. OK the quilting definitely needs to be addressed. Perfect for this piece.

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  26. Very cute table runner. Always good to extend your skills so the curve things was perfect.

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  27. That's such a pretty and modern table runner. Beautiful color palette too!

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  28. Your new table runner is a stunner and the quilting that you've done is just next level gorgeous!

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  29. Snazzy and beautiful quilting. I really think simple is sometimes the best. You chose classy colors too. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  30. So pretty with the curves and earth tones.

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  31. Love the modern vibe of your runner. I love improve curves especially and your quilting is marvelous! Thanks for joining the Kitchen Stitchin' hop.

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  32. I love it! It is fun to make something so useful for ourselves! Love the fun quilting you did.

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  33. Vicki that is one sweet runner. Bet you are glad you tookWendy’s encouragement to heart. 😉

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  34. Adorable table runner, and beautiful quilting! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  35. That's just wonderful! Love the quilting you did, too.

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  36. So mod and fresh, Vicki!!! I love the colors, the curves, the FMQ, and the pottery!!!

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  37. I'm late, I'm late, but I'm blown away by your fabulous stitching. Your runner is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! What a fabulous way to start my day! Thanks to you!

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  38. GAH! Not only beautiful modern table runner but absolutely fabulous free motion quilting. Yes, make some place mats too. They will also look spectacular. (What? You are making things for yourself??)

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