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?