So last Saturday my wicked good Guild, MMQG hosted one of our Skill builder workshops on sewing with curves. I have done a couple of curves before, but my friends it involved approximately 300 pins per block. An experience I was not ready to repeat! (I love you drunkards path, but not that much!)
In comes Heather, the MMQG PEI Lead, and her sharp Quick Curve Ruler skills! Heather has had lots of experience using the Quick Curve Ruler. I must say I was pretty intimidated going in, but once she demystified it all for us, so easy! And the there are no pins to be seen! It's all about the gentle curve and slow stitching on the machine.
Here is my fabric pull for the class. We were all asked to bring our own Quick Curve Ruler pattern to work on. I went with Metro Twist and finally dove into my hoard of Jungle Ave by Sara Lawson and some Kona Watermelon. I LOVE this color.
It was so fun throughout the day to watch everyone's blocks go up on the design wall, so many pattern and fabric choices!
Now, once I got down to it (and actually read the pattern) I soon discovered that I have 160 curved pieces to make! 160 People! Needless to say, once I got the skill down, I spent the rest of the afternoon of the workshop getting all of the fabric cut for the rest of the quilt top, and then once I got home I set up the sewing machine again (at the kitchen table) and got to work.
Approximately four beers later, it was Saturday night folks, I had 80 pieced. Not a bad patch of work. Right now I am here...
Half of the pieced blocks done and pressed, they need squaring up and then repeat with the next 80.
Now, since the Christmas Season is upon us and I am, as always, last minute sewing, these curvy babies are going into the WiP tower, but I know I will be back to them as soon as I can. Cannot wait to see how it all comes together. And for sure I am thinking about my next curvy project.
I have to shout out to Heather for the excellent workshop, and thank you MMQG for the best ten bucks I ever spent on a Saturday!
I am linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced, The Needle & Thread Network and with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social! What are you working on this week?