Continuing the catch up with curves

I am still playing catch up… and today’s work in progress is another project that was on my design wall before we headed to Australia… to give you a hint it all started with this…

curve quilt top

Yep I have been making more curved blocks!  It is not my fault really…you see after cutting out this quilt (you can read about the original crazy here..) I realised I had a whole collection of pink/purple quarter circles… what is a girl to do but make more blocks out of the scraps.

So I made some Drunkard paths like this…

block component

Which became blocks like this…

bw circle block

So my design wall was looking like this…

circle wip

I played a little with proportions on this block, making the black and white background blocks larger than the background blocks of the previous quilt.  I think the solid circles hold their own well against the scrappy.

I also discovered that the smaller the circles get the harder the curved sewing becomes. This curved block is 11 inches finished, with the full circle being 8 inches in diameter.

Now of course I have a pile of black and white quarter circles, which are going to  become there own quilt… yes it is a rabbit hole of curves but I already have a cunning plan for the latest scraps… I just need the time to implement it!

As it is Wednesday I am linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced

22 thoughts on “Continuing the catch up with curves

  1. Oh dear, on the slippery downhill path. Pieced curves are the new paper piecing…. But you’re achieving beautiful things, and there’s nothing wrong with a well stocked scrap cupboard. Love the contrast between circle and background on this one. How’s the jetlag?

  2. Love this quilt top Cath! Glad to hear you are recovering from you jetlag. Hope you managed to get a few more pieces of fabric to add to the stash. Have a great day!. Marie xxx

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