Tuesday, November 15, 2016
What's On My Design Board?
Sewing curves is always interesting. I decided to take class while I am down in Southern California to learn how to use a new curved ruler. A few years ago I made a Drunkards Path quilt. That's when I discovered how simple are curves. So I had no doubt that the pattern with the class would be a good one as well.
The ruler is the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful
The pattern is their Metro Rings.
Okay, so I was sent the supply list for the quilt top. I had decided to make it another Quilt of Valor, so I wanted red/white/blue fabric. I needed a "jelly roll" (40 pieces of fabric, pre-cut pieces 2.5 x width of fabric) and a background and some highlight fabrics. So of course I wanted my jelly roll to be red and blue, with the background white, with red and blue highlights. I searched through the sets and finally found one roll that had blues and reds and whites, plus a couple greens. I figured I could remove the greens and have a great QOV.
Day of the class I opened my jelly roll in order to start sewing the strips together and what a surprise! The fabrics were Christmas fabrics! Ahh well, still red white and blue...still a QOV. Perhaps for someone who loves the holidays.
All pieces are cut and waiting to be sewn together. Give me a few days... What are you working on--quilting, sewing, painting...Eh? What's up, Buttercup?