Thursday, October 22, 2009

I love my curves

I don't mean my body silly, I'm talking quilts and blocks. I'm magnetically attracted to designs that feature circles and curved piecing. I've made a few as you can see, I've shown all these quilts before on my blog.
I especially love to foundation paper piece the arc shape and I'm having quite a good time with the pickle dish shown on my last post. Thanks for all the encouraging lovely comments, I feel spurred on by you all.

I've had a couple of relaxing evenings doing some more handquilting on the quilt in my new header, I may even finish it sometime this decade. Oh so slow going but it's being quilted within an inch of it's life. Don't ask me why I do that to myself, I'm such a sucker when I start these things and then I find myself committed but I'm happy at the end and it's just as well.

I have so many long term projects lying around and here's another stitchery block that's done and dusted. This one has taken me ages to finish.


I have done no cooking for several weeks :) while I've been in recovery mode but Mr Quiltsalott has gone back to work and I've had to re-aquaint myself with the kitchen. Sad but true.
I made these little quiche pies to go with a green salad for a light meal, they are so easy and the leftovers freeze wonderfully. You can use anything you like for the filling. Want the recipe? I'll give it to you anyway. Great for picnics too.

Rustic pies
3 sheets puff pastry
3 large eggs
300 ml's cream
3 rashers middle bacon, cut into small dice.
1/2 small onion finely chopped
3 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
about 1/4 cup grated cheese

Grease a 12 hole muffin pan and pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C
Using a soufle dish or large cutter, cut 4 circles of pastry out of each sheet.
Place pastry in muffin pan, the tops will flute a bit.
Put a little chopped bacon, onion, parsley and cheese in each pie.
Mix the egg and cream together well with a little black pepper in a measuring jug.
Pour egg mixture in each pie and top with a little grated cheese.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until puffed up and golden.
you may have to turn the oven down a little during cooking if they are browning too fast.

Is anybody interested in me talking about and showing how I'm tackling the arcs and curved piecing on the Licorice Allsorts quilt? If so, I'm happy to give you any info that might interest you next time I do a post. Let me know, I'm happy to oblige.

58 comments:

DENI said...

is very nice you curvers... I love you quilt...
Hugs
DENI

Julia said...

I love your quilts Janet...especially the DWR quilt in your header. I think I've told you before, that is the most beautiful DWR quilt I've ever seen!
It's so inspiring to see your lovely work!
Julia ♥

Deb said...

Hi Janet - OMG that photo collage is knockout! I'll have to go back and read your archives to find out all about them. Is that Karen Stones Indian orange peel quilt? One of my faves. Please do share your curve techniques. Your tutorials are great.

PatchworkRose said...

I just love your curves. I agree that DWR applique is To Die for.
I mad the Quilt Sawtooth Cats. That had lots of Curves
Very Special DSIL got it for her 50th :-)
Glad you are on the mend and up to cooking :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Cardygirl said...

Lovely pics...I too am attracted to curves. I would love to hear yourtips & tricks.

Beth Karese said...

Just look at those fabulous quilts in your collage. Yes I did... and did again! Curves don't need to be scary? Oh yes, please share!
The quilt in the header is stunning! Even though it's a LOT of work, I agree with you about the heavy quilting. Like it's saying to the piecing and applique, "you're not going to outshine me". (Easy for me to say when I'm not doing the work! grin)
Thanks for the recipe. Looks yummy.

Kaaren said...

Absolutely yes, Janet! Please share. Everything you've shared with us has made a big difference for me. I've become a virtual sponge!

Now what time did you say we were doing lunch? (wink) Looks yummy!

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love your quilts - they are just beautiful. I know what you mean about long term projects - boy they can drag on..

Kathie said...

I just love this collage :)
the center block is just incredible
I could stare at that all day!
just beautiful.
oh those look so yummy sure wish I could stop in for lunch!
Kathie

Fiesta said...

Janet lots of lovliness there. Glad you are feeling better and are up and about.

Nedra said...

I love your curves too! Every picture you showed made me happy. I'm glad to know you are feeling better and on the mend.

Carol said...

Your collage is incredible...oh those little pies look yummy...I can smell them...YUMMY!

Crispy said...

Love all your curves Janet!! I tend to collect and design curved pieces, now I just have to sew them up LOL.

Crispy

Stephanie said...

I noticed your beautiful new banner. That tea stitchery just makes me smile. :o) I love every helpful hint you share. I love arcs...not a big fan of doing them but they lend themselved to the more beautiful quilts.

Cathy said...

Oh Janet your work is absolutely incredible...all of it, even your cooking!!! (thanks for that little recipe by the way, looks yummy). Oh Yes Please, I would love you to show how you are making those arcs, I'm planning on making them in the future and would have NO IDEA where to start!! xo

Barb said...

Hi Janet -
Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to serve them with Pumpkin Soup -
Love your curves, and any hints or tips would be so great!
barb

ranette said...

Janet...I am interested in any wisdom you have on most any subject! lol...seriously!

Everything you make is just breathtakingly beautiful and your workmanship is impecable.

Thank you for the recipe...I might try to make it this weekend for something different.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh. Big. Sigh.
I just come to your blog (teehee, I typed booth!) and drool over your quilts -- you do such gorgeous work! I'm definitely interested in ANYTHING that you have to say -- you're such an inspiration! And thanks for posting another one of those swirly blocks (all the possible names just confused me (I'm a bear of very little brain) so that's my highly technical name) -- I'm so interested in any and all color combos for that block!

The Calico Cat said...

I too would love to hear about curved piecing. I too love them, but so far only to look at. Thanks for the recipe.

Christine said...

I love all your quilts very much, you know we had the quilt show here in Brisbane and have to say there wasn't much to go oh and ahh
over.
Traditional quilting was missing big time.

cheers
Christine

BUMBLE BEANS said...

all y our stuff looks amazing, i like your new image in the header! and those pies!! yum!

wishes, true and kind said...

More on the Licorice Allsorts quilt! Yes, please! And I'll take a couple of those rustic pies to go!

onlymehere said...

I do admire your talent with the curves. I made one curved quilt and didn't feel very good about the finished result. I obviously need much more practice!

Dixie said...

Love all your pictures - and thanks so much for the rustic pies recipe. We get something similar at a breakfast restaurant, and I was commenting to my husband about wanting to make them at home, so now I have the recipe! Thanks Janet! I would love to see your arcs and curves tutorial.

Lurline said...

Yes please, Janet - love this Post - recipe, will try - and have the pattern from Kaffe's book and have been wondering how to do it scrappy, so any advice would be appreciated, thanks! The quilts - drool ...
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lori said...

I like your curves too! Hahaha I'd love to see your tricks for curved piecing.
The embroidered piece is adorable!What other tricks do you have up your sleeve? :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Pure pleasure to come over to your blog today for a visit and see all those gorgeous and I do mean gorgeous quilts!! Wowzers....your talent is absolutely mind blowing to me....everything is simply perfection and wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for that delicious recipe. I always admire your quilts and would love to see how you work with curved piecing. Hugs to you today from Kentucky! kelley

Stina said...

Any tip on how to tackle curves... I´d love to hear!!!!! ;o) Your quilts are truly amazing... and thanks for recipe... perfect cooking.... so I will try that one out... I just have to try and figure out the pastry... hope its the same we have on rolls with butter as an ingredient... :o)

imquilternity said...

All of your quilts are stunning! It would certainly be hard to pick a favorite as they are all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing...it's such inspiration!

Janet said...

Love the quilts and the recipe looks delicious. I will try it as I have four boys who always are hungry.

I have a question about your arks. You mentioned that when you transfer them from the design wall to the sewing machine you use a board. Is that so that you won't mix them up or because they stretch (bias curves)? I would love to know more about this project as I bought this book and would like to try the pickle dish. The colour choices in Licorice Allsorts are beautiful.

Gwendie said...

Are we interested in seeing how you do curves? Are you kidding? Of course we are! Even those of us who do curves well can always learn something new from someone who does them as beautifully as you do.

Love the new header picture, too.

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the wonderful eye-candy!!
And the quiche recipe, too!!!
Your work is wonderful!!
PS I'm doing the Truly Scrumptious blocks, too...should really get back to them!!!

Karen said...

I, too, am attracted to quilts with curves. So we have something in common. I like all your quilts that you show but two especially. One is the double wedding ring. The other is the red, white, green, and gold one. That looks like it was a difficult one to make.

Jan said...

I, too, love your curves! A wonderful, colorful collage of photos you have posted. And, yes, I would like to come to tea!

Linda in MI said...

Your curves - oh, my! Your curved quilts are stunning; your color sense is as well.

Where ever did you find the pattern for the cute tea embroidery? Made me giggle.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sure, I'd love to know more about curved piecing - your work looks like it's done by an expert!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Beautiful to see them all together like that!

RobynK said...

Thank you for the recipe it looks great. I'd love to know how you are tackling those curves, please.
RobynK
NZ

Janet said...

I love your collage of curved pieced quilts/blocks especially the center block - wow! I would be interested in any info on curved piecing. I've got some puff pastry in the freezer - your recipe looks delicious.

Barb said...

Yep, you have great curves....and I am so hungry....gotta run...gotta get something to eat....

Karen said...

Your Miss. T. Tipsy is lovely. That is my favourite block in the pattern, so I just bought her.

Lynda said...

Absolutely Janet - I love learning from your blog.

lesley said...

Love your curves
Love your pictures
Love your recipe.
Lesley

Sherri said...

So inspiring! Your quilts are always beautiful!

Deb said...

Wow Janet, what a bundle of yumminess in this post. The quilt in your header, your stitchery and your yummy looking pies.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Carrie P. said...

Yes, I am very interested in how you do the arcs. I love curves too but I hesitate doing them because they scare me.

belinda said...

Well I'm a 'curvy' kind of gal myself...LOVE them all....I like to paper piece too...a lot of gals don't like it, but I like it...
especially the good results you get
from it!!
OH ME...those little quiche pies...it's 5:00 PM here...I'm
smacking my lips over these..it's supper time!!

Vicki said...

The red and green center block is one of the prettiest I've seen. I'll have to look back thru the blog to find this post. Thanks for sharing your curves!

Amelia said...

Quess what we are having for dinner... yes little pies, Now i just need to go get some guess. Do do a post on curved piecing it would be a great online resource just like the brownie recipe!

Ginger Patches said...

I have never done curved piecing, I'm embarrassed to say, but after studying your picture of your many projects and then reading your post below I am making it one of my first goals for the new year. Your quilts are inspiring and absolutely gorgeoous!!!

julieQ said...

Love your curves~you know what I mean. I am drawn to them to, the eye flows around the quilt so nicely!

Rhondi said...

I love your curves too! I also enjoy doing paper piecing. I don't enjoy doing the curves but I love the end result.

LeKaQuilt said...

I love curves and those blocks with points.....like the New York Beauty.... Thank you for sharing!

You can just call me...dotty... said...

I'm tickled to find another hand-quilter.........hope you don't mind if I follow your blog for awhile. I think I saw the link for it on RedPepper quilts' blog. Your blog looks wonderfully clean and crisp and that header photo is gorgeous as is your newest Kaffe quilt top. Congrats on doing such a beautiful job of curved piecing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This looks like something I would definitely make. I read your paper piece post 3 times now. I might just be ready to try it.

Northern Deb said...

Your pies look so tempting, I just had to print up the recipe for tonights dinner. Thank you!

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