Back in April our guild organised a one day class with Jeannette deNicolis Meyer.
I've admired her work ever since she had an exhibition 'Speaking in Cloth 6 Quilters 6 Voices' at Taia Gallery (predecessor to Minerva) with 5 other quilters.
The class was called 'Circles and Curves'. I've avoided sewing curves as I thought I couldn't get them accurate enough. With Jeannette's well explained and quite simple techniques I was off. Sewing freehand curves and circles was easy - sort of.
Her hint for moving the needle
position and using the edge of the foot as a guide so
the seam allowance is smaller than 1/4" made sewing the curve easier and
more accurate as there was less fabric to get in the way - if that makes
I never quite learn - I took some smallish pieces of hand-dyed fabric and quite liked what I created - but now don't have anymore to make the piece larger. Unless this becomes the centre piece and the rest is slightly different ...