Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TopHop - Sewing Curves & Following Through

Sometimes you just have to let go and have faith that it will all work out.


TopHop - Sewing Curves & Following Through // St. Louis Folk Victorian // How I became comfortable with the Quick Curve Ruler - #quilts #quilting #quickcurveruler #urbantiles

Trying Something New

This past weekend, I finally took my Quick Curve Ruler out of the package for a test-drive.  It along with the URBAN TILES pattern from SewKindofWonderful would be my companions as I traveled down this curvy road towards something which I hoped would be a finished block; but I was hesitant.  For starters, I have not really worked with curves much before and this block has A LOT of them.

You might remember last week when I shared what fabrics I chose for the TopHop2016 Traveling Quilt Project, well today was the day to start cutting into them.  I took it one step at a time, triple checking everything just so I didn’t mess up; but after a while I got the hang of it.


Sharing The Start

After an hour or so, I finished the center and immediately shared it on Instagram.  My confidence was building for the balance; which would have to be started the next day.







New Day

I felt refreshed and ready to pick up where I left off.  Soon enough, after lots of cutting and piecing the block was finished...or so I thought.  I gave it a good pressing and hung it up, so I could view it from a distance. 

What I noticed right away was how busy the block looked and although I planned it that way, I need to add some "breathing room" along the block's edges; before a fellow TopHop participant would add the first border.



TopHop - Sewing Curves & Following Through // St. Louis Folk Victorian // How I became comfortable with the Quick Curve Ruler - #quilts #quilting #quickcurveruler #urbantiles


Now I was done.

In a few weeks, we will all be swapping our first TopHop2016 blocks, not seeing them again for a whole year. Fun!!


1 comment:

  1. This turned out so great! Can't wait to send something of my own out into the universe!

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