Another project is up on the design wall! At our guild on Monday we had Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr speak, and Tuesdays class was taught by Bill Kerr. (http://oceanwavesquiltguild.org/june_class.html)
We had fun with templates and curves and fabric selections. I chose florals. My white fabric has a floral in it as well. Bill Kerr was so interesting to listen to, and was a great help picking out the fabrics. (I took about 25 choices with me.) The brown fabric has little flowers and the brown is picked up in almost every other fabric.
I had chosen the “wall hanging” option….but think I am going for table runner. Have too few blocks for the wall hanging, and too many for the table runner, but I am still at that point in the design where I could go either way.
Decided I need to add more fabric choices in my blocks…..
Do you like curved piecing? I bought a special foot at my sister in laws recommendation for curved piecing, but could not bring myself to use it “in the middle” of this project. I made some of the blocks on my Brother 6000ci in class and the rest on my Janome 8900 at home this afternoon/evening. (Note to self….Try that foot you bought from http://www.curvemaster.biz/ )
So, anyway; I have 7 different fabrics, and I just CAN’T do random……so, I am breaking the rules I learned at the class and doing it my own way. I finally have a layout that pleases my eye. I will follow the “sleep on it” rule from class and look again tomorrow to see if I love it or hate it. The blocks are currently 8.5″, so if I use the configuration below (3×9) it will finish somewhere around 24 x 72. We decided 4 wide (32″) is too wide. 3 wide is “just right”. May have to dump a row or two because the table is only 78″ long and it ‘s feeling a bit “LONG”. I have 30 blocks made…..maybe they will be placemats! Never know what direction this is going to head in. All said, I have mastered the “pinning” of the curved pieces and they look fairly decent!
Lots of curves in the last two days……more tomorrow!!