This year we were issued a challenge in my
History of Quilting group.
We were to challenge ourselves to make or finish something
we've been putting off
or to learn a new skill.
My challenge was to make a curved block.
I've been quilting for 15 years and have never made a block
with curves, except with hand applique.
A friend told me about the
Quick Curve Ruler
and I found a pattern I liked that used this ruler
and began to collect fabrics.
(After being folded up and in a bag, the top needs another good pressing!)
There were a lot of steps to making this block
between the sewing and cutting, sewing and trimming
and sewing and squaring up, etc.
I found it difficult to get a consistent distance between the arcs
and the corner pieces,
but once the blocks were all sewn together,
they don't stand out that much.
I would use this ruler again and would
purchase one of the patterns again.
The directions were very detailed and easy to follow.
And I LOVE the turquoise and gray together!
Now I need to decide if I'm going to add a couple of borders.
I'm thinking of a solid gray stop border and a wider turquoise print outer border.
I'll need to go fabric shopping, though.
I linking up to Design Wall Monday at
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.