Wednesday, February 27, 2013
quick curve ruler for Christmas, and ever since I have been chomping at the bit to try it out. As I was finishing up my Christmas quilt I was dreaming of all the curves I could put into designs- and how many millions of possibilities there were. The daydreaming came thick and several times my dear Jeff would wake me into reality saying "earth to Molly" "heeeellllooo". Yup when I am not quilting I am probably thinking or daydreaming about my next project... that is just the way it goes with me. Anywho.... I finally finished the Christmas quilt and it was time to pull that sucker out and give her a whirl. And my stack of Saltwater by Tula Pink fat quarters. And the fear set in. I have never successfully pieced a curve before... how can I cut up this GORGEOUS fabric without a little practice first. I knew I could do it, but I also felt like a little practice never hurt anyone, soooo I got out some leftover fat quarters I had from Joel Dewberrys Heirloom collection- which I used earlier this year to make a bed quilt for us. I had been meaning to make a few matching pillow shams ever since and since it was just for us and didn't have to be perfect I thought it would be the perfect project to practice the ruler on. I played with a few different layouts but ultimately went with a chain type design that is similar to the free pattern you get with the ruler. I have to say it was even easier then I expected and since you get so much wiggle room to square up your blocks I both shams pieced in just a few hours. They came together really well- but I would have used fabric with a higher contrast to show off the curves if I had it to do over. Now of course I could have just put backs on them and left well enough alone. I could have. But that just wouldn't be me. So I decided to quilt them. I couldn't resist. I just finished the first one and I thought I would share the results... The next one is in the works and I will show it as soon as I have it done. And my verdict on the quick curve ruler? Buy it. It is AWESOME.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I am linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced