Friday, July 19, 2019

Hand Pieced Curves Progress Report

On Monday, I shared my layout plan for my hand pieced curve blocks.  I've been making nice steady progress this week at hand stitching them together.

First, this is the overall layout I am working towards.  I'm still on the fence about switching out some colors/blocks in the upper right.

I am piecing the blocks together into a 5 x 5 block grid.   I've one grid done and almost a second!

Deciding how to trim the blocks caused me a bit of a quandary but I went with simple.  Less trimming and embracing the resulted design.  It looks like a braid.  

Each block was trimmed to 4 1/4'' square and clipped together in groups of 5 for each row with seam lines drawn on.   I've been making a couple of rows, leaving on their row marker until I sew them together.

I still have not decided what to do about that top right corner.  But my daughter is coming home (YEA!!!) so I moved them from her floor to a table in my sewing space.

If you want to hand piece curves yourself, I have a tutorial and a template on this post.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Monday, July 15, 2019

I Have a Plan

After creating my 100 hand pieced curved blocks, I played around with several different layouts using the floor and I've settled on this one.

I like the way the way the low volume fabric looks and I've already got ideas on how to quilt it!  I'm not so sure, however, on the color placement in the top right hand corner.  When I made the blocks, I was somewhat random on how many I made of various colors.  Right now, I'm really not liking those green blocks. 

So I may make a few replacement sblocks that would better match the colors.

But before I do that, I'm testing my layout and whether I've trimmed the blocks enough.

I'm starting in the bottom left corner and going to try to get a 5 x 5 set of blocks together.

What do you think?

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, July 12, 2019

Baby Bunnies

A very good friend of mine is about to become a Grandma and I'd like to celebrate with a quilt for the new baby.

The baby is due in a few weeks and I'll wait until I hear her name before I finalize my design.  But, I do know the design will contain some baby bunnies.  I went ahead and made my first one today.

The bunny is from Elizabeth Hartman's Delightful Desert pattern (affiliate link).  I'll be using these really sweet charm squares as my background.   (My friend Paige gifted me with these charm packs awhile ago and I've been waiting for a chance to use them in a baby quilt.)

This bunny and this quilt make me so happy!

Have a wonderful day! Patty