I just finished my first UFO for 2014.
Moon Dance has been on the shelf half finished for quite some time now and I'm thrilled to see it completed.
I learned two new techniques while making this quilt. First was the pieced skinny curves. I took a work shop from Carol Taylor a few years ago called Sensuous Lines and Curves just so I could learn this technique. There are no templates or rulers involved - just free-form cutting with a rotary cutter. Her piecing tips make it easy!
After making the blocks, I decided that this would be a good project to experiment with this Quilt-As-You-Go technique from Mari at The Quilting Edge. I adore Mari's work, and have wanted to try this method for ages. You quilt the blocks first, then join them together with strips. I chose the same fabric as my background for the joining strips on the front, so the skinny curves remain the focus of the quilt. I'm very pleased with the results and will definitely be doing more of this in the future! (If you missed my post about quilting the blocks, click here.)
Once the blocks were all joined, I decided to bind it with the same fabric I used for the background, and just add narrow light green piping as an accent around the edge. Skinny curves call for skinny piping.
And here's a shot of the back. Kona Ash.