May 3, 2012

Curves - Yuck!

Do you like to sew curves? I have realized since completing two Drunkard's Path blocks lately, that I, simply, do not. I don't have the curvemaster foot and I don't quite "get" the tweezer method so I just pin pin pin.  The result is nice, but I can't imagine a whole quilt of these.  Of course, saying this on record means I will probably very soon fall in love with a quilt using this very pattern, but we'll see.

Here is the progress
and the final block.
One thing that we did with this, was sew each curve and then trim each square to 3x3 before sewing the big block.  I think that made a big difference.  Not all of my curves are lined up, but I'm ok with that. It was a learning experience and hopefully once a part of quilt with quilting you will slighty notice, if at all.

2 comments:

  1. I'm impressed! You did much better at your first try of curves then I did with paper piecing! But I agree with you about not caring if things don't line up! The great thing about handcrafted items are the stories they (and you) tell about them. Even if it includes a bit of bunched backing (my enemy)!

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  2. Wow can you not love curves? I never thought to make them oversized then cut back. Good idea!

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