I recently had some success with a table runner using the Quick Curve Ruler Mini by Sew Kind of Wonderful. So I thought I'd give it a try again, using the same pattern that came with the ruler.
This is the block, which is actually half of the larger block. Curved piecing is not as hard as you imagine it to be.
I thought I would make Christmas "ornaments" -- but I wasn't thinking when I was cutting the red and green fabrics. I followed the pattern thinking that I needed an even number of each colour. But I forgot that there were five "ornaments" and that I need 8 squares of one colour and 12 of the other. And I didn't realize my error until I started piecing the blocks together.
Although the plan is for this to be a table runner, I do like it hanging on the wall. Maybe I'll add a hanging sleeve.
I felt the fabric called for free motion quilting of stars and loops. I even hand sewed the binding to the back.
If you're making Christmas gifts this year, I hope you were able to find some new projects during this blog hop, or at least some inspiration.
I have two patterns by Jaybird Quilts to give away: Mini Northern Lights and Seaside. Leave a comment for a chance to win both patterns. The giveaway is open internationally and ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 25, when the blog hop ends.
Here is the complete list of all the blogs participating:
Saturday, July 14th
Joy @ Days Filled With Joy
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Sunday, July 15th
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Jan @ The Colorful Fabriholic
Monday, July 16th
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Jamie @ L'Fair Quilts
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels & Eats
Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts
Mary @ Made by Marney
Cindy @ Stitchin' At Home
Karrin @ Karrin's Crazy World
Christina @ Christina's Handicrafts
Sherry @ Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Danice @ Homespun Hannah
Kristi @ Confessions of A Fabric Addict
Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts
Marian @ Seams To Be Sew
Meloney @ Mel's Quilting Blog
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Moira @ Quilted Snail
Brenda @ Songbird Designs
Amy @ Sea of Estrogen
Bonnie @ In Stitches With Bonnie
Kathy @ Kathy's Kwilts and More
Summer @ Summer Lee Quilts
Susan @ Quilt Fabrication