arty + curvy
Since the summer of 2007 I’ve been mesmerized by the magic of cutting up fabric and sewing it back together. My favorite fabrics are usually found objects—especially vintage Japanese yukata cottons. As I’ve refined my quilting skills, I’ve focused on added curves to my quilt composition—complex pieced curves and inserted curves.
I’ve taught curved piecing across the US and Canada, and in the UK. Typically I’m hired by guilds and shops to teach my techniques in two-day and week-long workshops.
~ Patricia Belyea
I Will Love You Forever and Ever
58″ x 58″ 2019 :: Quilt by Patricia Belyea
Vintage Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary solids
I Will Love You Forever and Ever was made by inserting curved design elements into a background grid of large blocks.The quilting was stitched with a Sashiko 2 sewing machine by Victoria Stone with some hand stitching in the central area.
Leaf & Berry
Leaf & Berry is made with five component pieces that were pieced together to make a final composition. The quilting was stitched with a Sashiko 2 sewing machine by Victoria Stone.
This quilt is inspired by Toroda Creek that flows through our property in the Okanogan Highlands. I hand quilted Babbling using five different colored threads in a folksy stitching pattern.
Tangled Garden was designed to show other quilters ways to combine busy Japanese patterns. It’s made from simple doodles and freezer paper patterns. The bright squares in the border are reverse fussy-cut—utilizing the background color of the Japanese floral prints.