Giant Curves: New Quilt Pattern
I’m working on a new quilt for myself. It is going to be pretty great. Each block is 18″. I mean, that is huge!!
I did the regular ole drafting with paper and rulers and curved edges and seam allowances and everything. No computer on this one. The templates are on freezer paper.
My plan is to make the whole queen size quilt with fabrics from my scrap bin. I have to scrap bins: one with weird little pieces and another one with weird pieces that are big enough to fold. These cut arches come from the “big enough to fold” category.
Having said that, I did have to add some “bonus seams” to my fabrics to make them large enough for the arch.
All of these large curves are going to be set-in seams. Since the block is so big, the curves should be easy enough to sew. None of that sharp, tight curve seam?business. I guess it is crazy that I want to set in the seams. That would be the opposite of Learn To Sew Easy Curves, where you stitch a facing to your curves and applique them to a background. But you know, trying all sorts of techniques is pretty fun, right?
I’m even using scrappy “off whites” for the background. Thankfully, I was able to trade my mom for some of her “off -white” fabric, too. (That is the big-enough-to-fold scrap bin in the picture.)
Yep. I think the blocks are gonna work out.