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


  1. This is quite nice and very interesting..... I love the effect of the curves and yours is coming together so nice. I love hand sewing so will have to read your other post....thanks for sharing.

  2. Just tried your tutorial for hand piecing curves - I love it. I have been struggling to make 3 1/2" blocks & decided to give this a try. So much easier and the block came out exactly 3 1/2"!!! I did your hand pieced quilt along this winter and am now hooked on hand piecing.

  3. Hi Patty! Can this project come together any better, I ask you?? No, it cannot. I just absolutely LOVE all of these fabrics - perfect. I am actually making this same block, or similar name Fizzy, for a beehive. Four of these together make one block with an hourglass shape in the center. I am PINning this for the future, and I think it is going to be made soon . . . as a squirrel since I'm really thinking about what fabrics I have to use! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. So yummy! Checked out your tute! Thanks for the link (and the pattern). I’m definitely going to give this a try. You are so inspirational!

  5. I love it! Smaller units are always better than long rows with hand piecing. I think you will be making a few new ones, you just aren’t happy.

  6. Wow Patty. you are just clipping along with the hand piecing. This is beautiful.

  7. GORGEOUS! You just can't go wrong with a "Drunkard's Path"!


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