I’m happy to be a blog hop stop for Sew Kind of Wonderful today!
Jenny and Helen are the genius gals behind the Quick Curve Ruler and a fabulous line of patterns. I sat next to Jenny on the flight from Chicago to Seattle in May and I’m pretty sure I talked her ear off. :)
If you’ve read my blog for awhile you know I don’t work with curves that often (except the other kind of curves…the kind that come with eating ice cream every.single.day this summer!) So this was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I decided to try my hand at the Metro Hoops Pattern.
The pattern is fabulously written…and cutting the curves was really simple with the slotted ruler and markings.
I was worried once I started sewing the curves together than some of my edges didn’t match up perfectly…but the pattern leaves enough wiggle room for squaring up edges, that even a beginner could make a perfect block.
I started this yesterday so I only have one of my blocks sewn together…but I’m excited to see this one sewn up!
If you are intimidated by curves but want to get out of your comfort zone and try something new you’ll love this ruler and The Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns. They even have helpful video tutorials on their blog so you can see it in action.
For more inspiration you can visit these blogs this week:
|Monday 18 August||http://quokkaquilts.com|
|Tuesday 19 August||www.cluckclucksew.com|
|Wednesday 20 August||www.fromthebluechair.com|
|Thursday 21 August||liveacolorfullife.net|
|Friday 22 August||www.happyquiltingmelissa.com|
|Monday 25 August||www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com|
|Tuesday 26 August||http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com|
|Wednesday 27 August||www.pleasant-home.com|
|Thursday 28 August||http://www.lucymade.wordpress.com AND http://msmidge.blogspot.com.au|
|Friday 29 August||www.dontcallmebetsy.com|
The bloghop is going to be followed by a 'Curve it up' Challenge Quilt-a-long on their blog starting in September. You can visit their blog for more info!