Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sewing Curves

I first took a class on sewing curves about 8-9 years ago. I've made a couple of things with curves, but I never really thought much about them before. It's not like I stayed away from them on purpose, I just never really thought about it. Recently, as I was thinking up my next class to teach at Quilter's Way, I thought sewing curves would be a fun class.

I decided to use the popular drunkard's path block to make a fun quilt. I pulled a bunch of fabrics in a rainbow assortment with the help from my sister and got to work. I used an AccuQuilt die to cut all of my drunkard's path pieces, saving a lot of time.

I played with a few layouts and decided on a floral-type arrangement.

Right now I have two blocks complete, all of the drunkard's path sections sewn together and am in the process of cutting all of the square and sashing component of these blocks. These flower blocks measure around 26" square, so this will be a pretty good size lap quilt when it's done since there will be nine blocks total.

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Great class topic. I avoid curves (but admittedly have never attempted them) because they seem difficult. I'll bet it will fill up fast!

  2. These are beautiful blocks you have done an outstanding job!

  3. Wonderful flowers! Love the fabrics and colours!!!
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  4. Excellent class to teach! Love your blocks and fabrics!

  5. I have been wanting to try curves and wish I could take a class to learn the way to do them. Mine always come out puckered!

  6. Curves are not hard at all. Check out the pictures of the ones I made last night http://compulsivequilts.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/orange-lemon-and-lime-drunkards-path.html