Wednesday 18 March 2009

Catching Up

I bought this book a very long time ago, and I did read it, several times in fact....!
So, having avoided piecing any curves for many years I decided to take the plunge.

I made the plastic templates, cut out the fabric shapes (with naff fabrics of course... it was just practice)
It's hard to believe that these two pieces can be sewn together ....

but they can, you see..It's true...
"practice makes perfect"
I made each quarter with a different method. The two easiest methods were the ones I demonstrated yesterday in the Quilt Cave. One way used lots of pins and the other, no pins at all.
No-one tried it but some ladies took a copy of the templates... I guess they want to practice at home first! I hope they do.

This was my first attempt at curved piecing, I had to do a little 'fudging' to get the quarters to join together but after quilting it, I don't think anyone would notice?
My reason for finally tackling curved piecing is because I want to make a sort of 'New York Beauty' wall hanging with my hand dyed fabrics This is a rather blurred sneek preview of the first quarter ...
... and this is the start of the second quarter, which involves paper piecing on a curve..... it's a bit of a challange, not at all easy, but it's fun! and I will be teaching it in the Quilt Cave on Tuesday and Thursday next week.

1 comment:

SandyQuilts said...

If you want to fudge (force) the connections to come out use Elmer's Washable School Glue. Open the tip just a bit then lay down a thin line or dots ... force fabric pieces together then press dry. It's so easy and works every time.

Love your curved piecing and the quilting on them.