Tackling curves

I had a dentist appointment this morning and with no clear sewing direction, I decided to concentrate on the next challenge. Pieced curves are something that I’ve dabbled in but not seriously. I’ve sewn sleeves into shirts for my husband but sewing curves to lay flat is an interesting challenge.

A number of months ago, I ordered and received the book, “Curves in Motion: Quilt Designs & Techniques” by Judy B. Dales. After glancing through the pages, I tossed it aside, these were not the curves I was looking for. Today I decided to look past the muddy batiks used in the book and quilts. It’s not that I don’t like batiks, it’s just that they often look muddled with colour combinations I personally wouldn’t use together.

I still don’t know if this is the book for me but I’m going to give it a try. I work much better with technical piecing like y-seams, this style of curved seams are very fluid and free flowing. I need to step out of my comfort zone.

The first suggested project is to take a traditional block and make some of the straight lines into curves, sounds like fun!

Have you worked with free curves? Have you gone beyond a drunkard’s path?


4 thoughts on “Tackling curves

  1. I made a large quilt with curves a couple of years ago. I have never tied free flowing curves. Sounds interesting. Hope you have a good dentist appointment today. I have a doctor appointment myself. Wanting to get rid of these stupid headaches so I can enjoy life again.

  2. I did a 4 block double wedding ring just recently, but those curves were not the hardest ones. Very shallow and relatively easy to piece. I pinned the heck out of it though :))) good luck with yours and let us know how the book is working out for you!

  3. No curves yet! I used to sew & design children’s clothing so you would think that I wouldn’t be so intimidated *sigh*, but alas I am too chicken! Lemme know how you fair & maybe that will be the kick in the pants I need!

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