While waiting for the fabric to arrive, I made circles for Kim's Round Trip Quilt, to give myself some feel for sewing curves, and to see if it would jumpstart some ideas for what I'd design for the magazine. It worked (whew) and I had a plan once the fabric arrived.
Cutting into the fabric was terrifying (which seems to be something I'm saying a lot lately) because I had just enough for what I wanted to do, and the fabric wasn't even available in stores yet, so if I made a mistake there was no chance of getting more. Thankfully there were no mistakes and the mini quilt, which finishes at 24" square, came together nicely. I added the solid yellow accent fabric from my stash.
I took pictures and wrote the pattern, but then it just sat for days because I couldn't come up with a name for it! Zilch, nada, nothing! I sent a picture to my friend Michelle, who immediately sent back a message saying it reminded her of macaroni, so she suggested Noodles. Finally the poor quilt had a name!
One day last week I saw that the issue had been published a few weeks ago, so I am happy to finally be able to show it to you.
As you can see, I kept the quilting fairly simple. I used my walking foot to echo the curve in thread that matched the fabric. As always, I love the way the quilting shows up on the back.
If you want to get your own copy of the Curves issue of Fat Quarterly (and the pattern for Noodles) it is available here.