I finished my curved piecing yesterday! It is really fun, once you get over the initial horror of taking a rotary cutter and slicing randomly through the fabric.
Anytime I need help smoothing out fabric on a flat surface, Tippy the massive cat shows up to offer his services. He is 20 pounds of fabric love. Apparently that front beach ball needed some work.
When that beach ball was properly pressed, his work was done.
I had the beach ball parts fused and cut out already, so don’t be thinking I performed any super-human piecing tricks. I attached them to the background and zigzagged them on. I ripped out parts of a couple of the seams so that two of the balls would look like they were in the water.
Now I am thinking about the borders. I had a plan, similar to the one shown on the pattern (Day at the Shore Quilt by See How We Sew.) That may change…