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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Never give up
I made those 30 quarter circles last night. After I cut the fabrics, I sat down at my sewing machine and 35 minutes later they were all pieced. I timed it to see how long it would take but I did not rush through the piecing of any of these, I plodded along methodically. They have since been pressed but not trimmed.
Sewing curves is easy - truly it is. Last December I posted a video which is 1 minute 18 seconds showing how to do it without pins, special sewing feet, fuss or bother, together with some tips. Or you can view it on Youtube directly here. If you are still reluctant to do curves, or hate all the pinning and fussing and the hours it takes, you might want to take a look.
The curves were made from this stack of fabrics, Kona solids, mostly from a Poseidon bundle and Kona Snow. You see, my friend Julie from Distant Pickles is also giving me a chance to pattern test. Her pattern is Mod Pop and it is so retro and funky:
I have known Julie via the internet for a long while now, having met her in my first sewing bee - she is an excellent quilter and a great person. This is going to be her first published pattern and I am so excited to be able to be a small part of it.
I have a better plan for this quilt, the blues and greens will be the background and the snow will be the curvy chains. I am already planning the quilting too - I am hoping for a very mod look. I am pretty sure this assignment will improve my pattern tester grade - I have not give up yet.
I am off to the farmer's market, enjoy your day!