Three blocks completed! And bits and pieces of several more in the works. I know a lot of people will make all the flying geese first, then all the nine-patch centers, etc. You know who you are! *wink!* And these people get a lot more done than I do, and a lot faster too.
But I just can't work that way. I get really, really bored working on the same type pieces one after the other by the hundreds! I have to get that quick little burst of gratification by seeing a completed block! =^..^= Are any of you like me in this? I work on flying geese for a while, then I work on nine-patches, then I put together blocks - yep, it makes me happy :*D
This quilt has quite a way to go yet, so you'll be seeing it again!
I also got busy with the first block of the Curve It Up QAL.
For each block, Jenny and Helen will take a traditional quilt block and "Curve it Up" using this ruler.
This is the Quick Curve Ruler I bought from Jenny over at Sew Kind of Wonderful about 6 months ago. It never left the package. But when she announced her Quilt Along I knew it was time to grab it and get sewing. These are the fabrics I chose to use, with a nice yummy Kona Cream for the background.
As you can see from the screen, the first block is a curved-up Churndash.
I have to admit I was pretty nervous starting this block, because curves can be intimidating enough all on their own, without any fancy rulers to complicate things further - you know what I mean? Yep, I thought you did! And I have to say, this ruler could be confusing too, except for one thing - Jenny gives excellent instructions! You know exactly where to place the ruler for the correct cut....
I also used my Curvemaster presser foot to sew the curves, which worked like a charm!
Jenny adds in enough room in her measurements so that you don't have to be perfect in sewing your curves because you trim down the unit to make it perfect!
Here are all four of my happy little curved units...
Then I added some half-square triangles which made this cute little "bridge" shape :*)
Putting it all together with the center section, I got this lovely block!
It's a doozie of a block - 16 inches finished!
I was very happy with how this block came together!!! If you want to join along with us, it's not too late. Just click HERE for the instructions for the first block!
Now, I'm looking forward to the next block =^..^=
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