I love it when a plan comes together and gets completed all in one seating! Today was a good day with my Potholder Pass2 project. I'd had an idea for the last few days that I wanted to do free-form curved piecing for my potholders, so today I grabbed my fabric - Blush, by Basic Grey, and started slicing away. The first potholder was made in curves around the centre focus fabric, the second one was made by using the off cuts from the first and then adding some border strips to make sure I had a large enough piece. Then I quilted them pretty densely, using 2 layers of heat proof batting. Squared them up and bound them. Job done! and another OPAM finish, wahoo!
If you're not familiar with this technique, you stack 2 pieces of fabric right sides up,
Keep adding to your piece, in any direction, until its the size you want, square it up, and continue making more for a larger project, or quilt / embellish what you've made.
I love this technique - I find it very forgiving and very freeing. You can slice them any which way you want, only caveat, don't get too abrupt with your curves - smooth flowing ones work best. You can even do gentle S-curves.
Some other projects I've made using this technique - my just completed Winter Glory for the Winter Time Mini Quilt swap,
and my "All Dressed Up" finished last summer