Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
Type of item: Home Decor
100 % Cotton Fabric
What are you most proud of?
This is the first time I have made curved pieces. I feel like my first block turned out pretty nice. I'll definitely make more of these.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Purchase a template, use an iron that works, and have fun! Story behind the advice.
I purchased the templates from the site provided and had to wait until the package arrived. I was so excited to try curved pieces, so seemed like a long time before the package arrived. It took about a week. That wasn't to bad of a wait I guess. Anyways, the templates are easy to use. I do not have a small rotary cutter, so I used my scissors and a dissappearing ink marker. Worked great! The sewed my first two curved pieces together and ended up taking them apart with the lovely seam ripper. The remaining pieces went together better. Well, after sewing all my pieces together, I pulled the iron out to begin my pressing. Oh no, my iron quit on me. I couldn't wait another week to go to the store (waiting for my weekly trip to do my all-in-one shop day). I grabbed the computer and searched for irons, located one, grabbed my purse and keys and headed straight for the store. Made it to the store and back in record time, I wasted no time in plugging in my new iron. It works great!! So, I pressed all the pieces and afterward trimmed some pieces, but not all of them. I had fun putting the puzzle together and sewing it into a large block. I had a couple of spots that moved after removing pins. Overall, I think it turned out pretty good for my first try with curved pieces. On to the next...Cleopatra.