In the last week I had an amazing quilting break through. Anyone who has followed me for a while knows I had an irrational fear of curved piecing. Sewing curves, circles seamed unnaturally and ridiculously hard.
Well you can imagine my “delight” (note the sarcastic inverted commas) when my fellow ScrapBeeLicous Bee member, Michelle of Factotum of Arts set a drunkard path block as her block of the month. To soften the blow, Michelle very generously also sent us all this…
Angela Pingel’s “A Quilter’s Mixology” has changed my quilting life… seriously. Armed with this book and it’s pattern sheet, Michelle’s colour directions, a sharpie pen and a sheet of Overhead Projector film I went to work.
The OHP film worked nicely as a sturdy template and Angela’s instructions made it all seem so simple… and it was ridiculously simple.
In no time I had made the requisite blocks and then just kept going….
Twelve blocks later I decided I wanted to try something different… so I pulled out a circle ruler my husband had bought me recently and started cutting up more fabric…
The Easy Circle Cut ruler is great for making smaller circles and curves, while Angela’s book has a great selection of bigger templates.
Armed with the EZ template and a stack of solids from my stash, I produced copious amounts of curved blocks in about three days…
Enough to make a full quilt top actually… there was a point on Saturday night when my husband thought he might have to do a circle intervention but I convinced him it was okay, I was nearly done…for the moment!!!
What I did not tell him was that I already have another circle quilt planned, using the extra bits from this top. Yes it is official I am now curve obsessed. You have been warned.