September BOM - September #1

Project Description

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!

What you will need

  • Scraps left over from other projects plus fat quarter background fabric

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Surfside6 asked:
I love these colors. Beautiful job!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thatnk you. Nearly there now - just two more blocks to make (and a whole new skill (paper piecing) to learn. Then can't wait to put it all together!
Pam NZ asked:
Beautiful! My you have been busy on "my" quilt ;-) I'm in the middle of this block... finally plucked up the courage and you're right, not as difficult as I expected.
patz in suffolk answered:
Amazing, isn't it - the way that curve finally goes together?
Pamillia asked:
Another very pretty block & well done. Great eye for color & fabrics. Thanks ever so for sharing.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. I started this project meaning to just sort of throw everything together, using up odds and ends, but I really got into it, and the colours took over so that I got a sort of theme going after only a couple of blocks.
L. Homer asked:
Beautiful and very effective. Love it so much this pattern I must try later after all the other bits and bobs are done.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. It was easier than I expected it to be - hadn't tried curves before. I'm quite pleased with the finished result of this block, now that it's been quilted.

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