Sew Retro, Baby!
I have been wanting to design a quilt using curved seams…. I have been admiring Julie Pickles’ Mod Pop for quite a while… I REALLY like her design and even the colours of fabrics she used.
I don’t have a lot of experience sewing curves. I googled around and found a great demonstration here.
I made a template and did a few practice pieces. But I will be the first one to admit, there is rarely anything scant about my 1/4″ anything. So I made a slightly larger template because I would prefer to be able to trim my blocks after sewing – ensuring they are exactly 5 1/2″ and square – before sewing them into a row.
Sew today, I got serious with the few doodles I have been working on. And I have come up with a design that I am happy with. The plan is to do a queen size quilt using 5″ finished size blocks. But to start with, I am going to make a crib quilt using a 3″ block.
The crib quilt will be using about 12 different pink fabrics from the ‘stash’ and accented with white. I spent the whole afternoon tracing templates and cutting pieces, counting, figuring and looking forward to tomorrow. When I will get to SEW!
I sure hope the sewing goes well and I get a lot accomplished… The kids are on March break and it will be their first school day home…. Hope there are no complaints of, “I’m bored!” Then again – the dishes need done! Awwww! Instant silence – How peaceful….