Sunday, February 22, 2009

"COMPLEMENTS" Strips ‘n Curves

The name for this quilt reflects the loving relationship I have with my sister, Christy. Our similar interests and talents, art and creativity, and our different strengths complement each other. We are an inseparable team. Complements such as red and green enhance and intensify one another just as sisters support each other.

I followed the instructions in Louisa L. Smith's book, Strips 'n Curves but made my own templates rather than purchasing hers. A complementary color scheme in a range of values (light to dark) guarantees a pleasing dramatic look.

I quilted this lap size quilt myself. I followed the stripes and curves, sometimes "stitching in the ditch" and other times continuing the circles across the stripes.

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