I am a ruler junkie, I can't resist them. I found this in my ruler bin.
And here they were included in the ruler package, perfect for the 4.5 unfinished block size.
A plus is that this works perfectly for using up a bunch of those 5 and 5.5 inch squares that I have collected over several years with no idea how to use them. I just cut them up into 4.5 inch squares.
There were lots and lots of them, and also plenty of scrap fabrics to cut more. This project is going to take a whole bunch of them.
Now I found that these little babies require a lot of time constructing. So I pin the curved pieces at night while watching TV with the husband and they are ready to sew the next day.
Yes I do pin. I know that some people just pin in the center and go for it, but I just can't seem to get good results without lots of pins.
And here we go. One of many ready to sew into a complete block. I will need 224 of these little guys to make 56 blocks.
Number one done and a second one done too.
This one needs a bit more of a pressing. But I am on a roll.
I love these blocks! I love even more that you have a stash of smaller fabrics/scraps to use up and make these with. I can't wait to see the finished top!ReplyDelete
Are you doing the Drunkard's Path or another pattern? Can't make your four patch match the pattern cover. lolReplyDelete
I am inspired!!!
wish we were sewing together!!
Drunkard's Path is one of my favorites. There is so much you can do with that unit! ... I'm a ruler & gadget junkie too.ReplyDelete
those are lovely blocks! Great colour choices. Looking forward to seeing where those drunkards end up.ReplyDelete
Such cute blocks! I love your neutrals. I've yet to try curves but your method - pinning, pinning, pinning in front of the TV and then sewing later sounds like a great way to ensure success.ReplyDelete
i love circles and these look like funReplyDelete
I've got my drunkard's path project in the closet. Your pictures have inspired me to get it out. Love your whites.ReplyDelete
I love this. your blocks look perfect!!ReplyDelete
I love these blocks. You can do so much with drunkard's path!ReplyDelete
visiting from "my quilt infatuation". Gorgeous blocksReplyDelete
Oh these are working out so well Donnalee! You seem to have mastered the curve! And what a great way to use up scrap fabrics too. Win WinReplyDelete
Ooh, pinning them at the TV ahead of time is a great idea! I, too, use lots of pins with this block. Those who just pin the center either have magical powers I don't possess, or else their standards for smooth curves are lower than mine... ;-) Your quilt will be GORGEOUS!ReplyDelete
I've always liked curved piecing and I also pin, pin, pin. Your results are wonderful! Love those funky prints.ReplyDelete
I think I've already commented, but I keep seeing this in linky parties. You're right, they do take a long time . . . maybe why mine has been in the closet for a year. I can't remember how many pins I use. I think one at the beginning, middle and end. What kind of sewing machine do you have? That may make a difference. If you have a good machine that moves the bottom and top fabrics at relatively the same pace, you don't need as many pins. Good idea to pin a bunch at a time. How are you pressing them? Any particular way to make the seams nest? It's going to be beautiful!ReplyDelete
Well done with your blocks, they do look perfect! You have just reminded me I have the starting of a quilt lurking in a wardrobe draw which needs piecing and drunkards squares ...... I put it away while I found pinks and green scraps but I’d quite forgotten it, I must search it out soon!ReplyDelete
I use lots of pins like you do, and it works for me. Glad you made me think of it ...... off to search now!
Wow, you have a lot to do but you’ve made a great start!
Very nice, good for you for organizing your fabrics.ReplyDelete
What fun blocks! It's been a while since I did any curved piecing, but there's a quilt on my Pinterest bucket list that uses a lot...so maybe I'll be joining your pinning-the-curves club soon? (I do better with pins, too!)ReplyDelete
Those templates look really useful and your blocks look great! I was afraid of curves for a long time, but they have turned out to be easier than I expected. I would love to have some templates like that!ReplyDelete
Looking good! You'll have sewing these curves down to a fine art by the time you're done!ReplyDelete
I find curve piecing fun, sometimes for me it's harder to stitch a straight line. Your blocks look awesome. Like most things you will get more comfortable stitching them. I find so much of what I learn is to get the feel of it.ReplyDelete
A fun 're-find' ... you've already made great progress on it. This will be fun to watch come together!!! :)ReplyDelete
Love your blocks. Reminds me of Christmas ornaments. I'm a pinner too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful curves. Glue basting works well too, and could also be done in front of the TV, with no poking of the fingers :)ReplyDelete
Fun blocks and.....I'm a ruler junkie also!ReplyDelete
very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete