Thursday, January 21, 2010

Curved piecing



Curved piecing is tricky.





However, I have found that with enough pinning and enough tugging and pulling as it goes through the sewing machine I can manage it.




And the pink quilt blocks for the breast cancer awareness quilts for Team Tiara have started to arrive. I am overwhelmed by your generosity in making them, sending them and contributing your kind words and thoughts.




After all, every little bit helps.




-dana

11 comments:

wishes, true and kind said...

Curved piecing is tricky, but I feel so clever when I manage to pull it off!

Olivia and Me said...

Oh yes.. curved sewing.. takes a steady hand and narrow foot with a light touch on the pressure for the feed dog. But I always forget to amend that pressure afterwards. Oh well that should be the least of my problems.

Can't wait to see the results!

with love,

Olivia

DeeRoo said...

Yes, curved piecing it next for Round #4 and I am just waiting for Heidi's instructions. I mean I could find some but I'm putting it off!:) I see that lots of pins are important!;) I'm just going to be afraid to cut into those string and crazy 9patch to do some! Will definitely have to practice on something else!!

Can't wait to see all the pinkiness!:)

BTW...I like your new header.

Heidi said...

You should try a Curve Master Presser Foot. It makes sewing these and other curves a dream. No pinning! I've got one and it really works. I love it!

Julie said...

I follow your site and would be willing to contribute pink blocks for your quilts. However, I can't find a post referencing what you're looking for...can you give some more info on size/pattern? Don't worry if you already have more than you can use, but I have lots of pink...

Julie in Oregon

Sandra said...

This looks really tricky but I love quilts with circles and one day I will have to give it a try!
and I love the picture in your header, each time I see it I want to smell the soaps...

Elissa said...

that first pic should be framed, dear! can't wait to see the results.

loving the new banner pic too.

Hunny Bunny said...

I am in awe of your pinning skills! It's going to be amazing.

CitricSugar said...

I am still too scared to try a whole bunch of curved piecing.... But I keep seeing everywhere people who's work I love taking the curves on. Gets me one step closer to overcoming my fear! :-)

sarah, rsm said...

the curved piecing looks a bit too complicated for me but i can't wait to see what your hands can do. and kudos on the team tiara quilts you're putting together! you always have time to help someone else, it is one of the MANY things i admire about you. truly!

Kim said...

Curved piecing get much easier with practice.....relax and enjoy.

You have my attention with the pink blocks ...could you give more info on what it is your are doing...I get that it is for cancer awareness but what are YOU doing and how can we help?

Happy sewing