As quilt designers, we found each other on Instagram through our love of curved piecing in quilts. We followed each other on social media, and when Daisy almost moved to the state of Washington where Heather lives, our friendship grew stronger over discussions about life in the northwest. Daisy ended up moving to Norway instead, but when the topic of a shared book came up, we decided the distance would simply add to an already complementary design aesthetic. We have distinct styles and perspectives, but we always come back to a shared love of curves.
For this book, we both developed designs that pair exact circles, half-circles, and quarter-circles with bold lines and stripes. Sometimes the lines stretch across circles. Sometimes the lines are contained within circles. Sometimes the two never intersect, but the straight and the curved lines always complement each other. We’ve treated the quilt like a canvas, and we’re excited to see the masterpieces you create.
This book has block-based patterns, patterns with improvisational piecing, patterns with complex piecing, and patterns simple enough for beginners. It’s a mix of everything we love about curves and stripes, and we hope there’s something everyone can enjoy.
Lys, 52 ̋ × 63 ̋; designed, pieced, and quilted by Daisy Aschehoug; 2018
Perfect Dozen, 60 ̋ × 72 ̋; designed, pieced, and quilted by Heather Black; 2018
Beach Day, 52 ̋ × 63 ̋; designed, pieced, and quilted by Daisy Aschehoug; 2018
Sunset Horizons, 60 ̋ × 66 ̋; designed, pieced, and quilted by Heather Black; 2018
Concert, 48 ̋ × 63 ̋; designed, pieced, and quilted by Daisy Aschehoug; 2018
Tidbits, 60 ̋ × 72 ̋; designed, pieced, and quilted by Heather Black; 2018
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