Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Classic
Scraps left over from other projects plus fat quarter background fabric
What was your inspiration?
Amy Gibson's Block of the Month Course 2012.
What are you most proud of?
Actually doing curved seams at last - never tried them before! Amy very carefully and slowly shows how to ease the curves in on the video, so that it doesn't seem nearly as daunting as I thought it would be. I didn't have "proper" templates, but cut them out from the side of a dishwasher tablet box (nice thick cardboard), using the pattern on Amy's information sheet. Then I drew round the cardboard templates with a ballpoint pen and cut them out with scissors as I was a bit concerned about trying to use my rotary cutter against a weak cardboard template. A bit of a "Heath Robinson" job, but it worked and was reasonably accurate!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Go for it - it's not nearly as difficult as you might think! I got a bit carried away when I put the blocks together so that I didn't match the joins very well - but who cares? I can do curved seams at last!