Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vote: Curved Seams Sewing Challenge!

Flat, curved seams ended up being trickier than I ever imagined.  I read some tutorials, watched a video, practiced on my own, and STILL don't feel super confident sewing curved seams!  I love the effect though, so I doubt I'll be hanging up my curved-seams-hat anytime soon.  

Big thanks and super big hugs to all the challenge particicpants!  The participants represent a wide variety of skill levels and come from all over the world.  The finished projects are just as uniquely creative as the artists who made them.  Take a look:

Visit Artfully Caroline!

Caroline at Artfully Caroline was able to finish 2 curved seams projects.  She blogged about the m HERE.
The first project was this pretty pillow using the drunkard's path quilt block.  

Caroline's second project was this small table runner.
The abstract design is set off with some wiggly free motion quilting.
You can find Caroline's tutorial pager HERE.

Visit Celtic Thistle Stitches!

Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches completed a two-sided tablecloth.
I attempted to brighten/lighten this photo, so the colors aren't true--apologies!
See the original photos in Fiona's blog post HERE.
Fiona used the scraps from the front to applique a flower onto the back side of the tablecloth.
Visit Celtic Thistle's tutorial page HERE.


Line from PLAY SCULPT LIVE included curved stitching on one side of a small tote.
She blogged about it HERE.

The other side side Line's tote is just as creative as the front.
Visit Threading My Way!

Pam from Threading My Way made a dress featuring  wavy curved seams in the skirt.
She blogged about it HERE.
Here's a close-up of those curved seams.
Check out Pam's tutorial page HERE.

Pri from Sri Lanka made this lovely cushion with an inset circle.

Pri doesn't have a blog so I posted on her behalf HERE.

I used the drunkard's path quilt block to make this quilted tote.
I blogged about it HERE.

Here's a side view.  I quilted the whole thing in concentric circles.
And now it's time to vote!  Please note the following:
The order of the projects is randomized.
Vote for up to 3 projects each time you vote.
Anyone may vote once per day.
This poll is just for fun, the winners will receive bragging rights and badges.

Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,
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Before you click away, I'd like to invite you to join in my current sewing/craft challenge.  


  1. Thank you Rikka for doing this. Not all the entries on the blog was in the voting poll. Did I miss something?

  2. Thanks once again for a fabulous challenge, Rikka. Looking forward to the next one.

  3. Done I voted :) Lovely bag yours is ..

  4. Thanks for hosting another great challenge Rikka!


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