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…
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…
Which became blocks like this…
So my design wall was looking like this…
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”
Love them all 🙂
I think you are legally obliged to like all of them because it is all your fault…lol.
Not a bad rabbit hole to enter. I like the new version (as I had also liked the older one)
Lovely quilts. I enjoy doing curved piecing by hand.
I have only just got a handle on machine piecing curves….hand piecing seems so much more daunting.
Both a e awesome – well done for utilising the scraps.
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?
Finally over the jet lag. Took awhile but I am back on Portland time. Have a nice stash of navy’s for you…and still collecting…plus I am working on a little something else, but it is a surprise!
Woo hoo! So the something I’m making will cross mid-Pacific….
That’s what I call being a sucker for punishment! Bravo, especially for the persistence.
Such stunning work, bet it is addictive, including thethe rabbit hole, maybe never ending, but what fun it looks!
Striking piece! love it
Love them both. I’m about to start a drunkards block quilt myself.
This looks amazing with the B&W background fabrics!
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
Love the drunkard’s path. One day I will get up enough courage to sew curves!
I felt that way about curves till this year. I was so scared of them but they are so easy. You should give them a go.
I love the look with the vivid colors against the more graphic tones! Looks really terrific!
Thanks. I am living how it looks too.
That is about the size of my drunkards path templates, which are still in their bag waiting for me to use them. I am inspired by your black and white backgrounds and bright centres.
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