Have you ever made a quilt block with curves that ended up looking like a "B" cup? I did. Once. About 6 years ago. And I have not bothered to give it a try since. Until now! I am hooked! At AccuQuilt's Let's Go! Retreat earlier this month in Fremont, Nebraska, USA, one of the classes they taught used the "Drunkard's Path" die to cut out the blocks.
Finally! Smooth cuts, perfect curves, a little notch in the center to line up the pieces, and the blocks nearly made themselves! (This sounds like a commercial for AccuQuilt, doesn't it?) In fact, the blocks went together so quickly, that the retreat hosts, Country Traditions, allowed those who finished a quilt top to actually machine quilt them on one of their Handi-Quilter longarm machines there at the shop. I finished my quilt top, (56" x 56"), took them up on their offer, and I machine-quilted it before dinner in time for "Sew & Tell"! I was able to put the binding on and finish the hand-stitching on the long drive back home from the retreat. Another UFO down!! (66 to go...)
I am cured! I love these curves! Everything fits together without hills and valleys. And it appears that the design possibilities are endless. Have you made a quilt with curves? How do you feel about them? I will definitely try this again!