Monday, September 24, 2012

Exploring curved seams

IMG_6260Last week I went to the quilt shop and came home with a set of templates for 6 inch drunkard’s path blocks.  I didn’t have a particular quilt in mind.  I just wanted to try my hand at sewing curved seams, and this seemed as good a way to start as any.

On Thursday I pieced 3 blocks.  Hmm.  Two have a little pucker, and the third has edges that don’t line up.  I didn’t take a close-up to show off the flaws!  I’m close though, so I plan to practice.

 
I spent the weekend at Girl Scout camp with my daughter so there was no practice.  Today I cut out pieces for 20 blocks and put them up on the design wall just to keep myself motivated.

Tomorrow I’ll start sewing again and hope I get the hang of the curves.  I watched a few video tutorials online today so I have a few techniques to try. Though I had no particular quilt in mind when I bought the templates, I now have several design ideas floating in my brain.  It would be nice to manage to bring at least one of them to life in fabric.

3 comments:

  1. Do you have the Curvemaster foot? It works really well, or does for me anyway. I think if you watch that video, you would probably be able to do what she does with your regular quarter-inch foot. Your block looks very nice for a first one! ---"Love"

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  2. I love the looks of what you have done! I have seen and practiced with Love's special foot and it really is neat. Kind of pricey, though.

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  3. Really like that blue block. Very interesting! Practice makes perfect, you know!

    Liri

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