No, this isn't a post about food. ;) Remember that retreat I blogged about in January? One of the classes I had there was from Susan Cleveland and dealt with using her corded piping in curves within blocks. Prior to this, I'd only used the piping next to the binding of my quilts — but I loved it! These blocks were really easy to make, but I think the effect is great. Here's my finished quilt:
It's only about 28.5" square, but I think I'm going to put it into my car to use when Bisou takes a ride; she can't help getting road oil (and we have so much road oil here!) on her paws, and then it gets on the upholstery. This should help and will be lots easier to wash. ;)
I couldn't do a lot of quilting on this project, since the piping would not have "shrunk" as the quilting makes happen; I'd have had strangely bulging results.
But here's a better view of one of the blocks. See the piping around the red "macaroni" shape? I did, of course, also add piping next to the binding.