A funny thing happened when I was ordering my backing fabric for Hook. I was looking at online stores searching for the best yardage price for Little Black Dress 2 by Basicgrey for Moda when I stumbled across this pattern that was issued along with the fabric.
I was mesmerized and immediately ordered the downloadable pattern. Since I had just used up the majority of my Little Black Dress 2 fabric on Hook I looked around my sewing studio for some different fabric for my top.
And I came up with this.
This pattern provides directions for three sizes, throw, twin, and king. I went with the twin size.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 131
It finished at 72" x 72"
The majority of the fabric is Happy by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It has approximately 396 pieces.
Kathryn won my Quick Curve Ruler and pattern giveaway and chose the Urban 9 Patch for her pattern, great choice, that one is on my To Do List too.
Over 100 folks stopped by and left a comment to win this ruler. Of the 100 comments a large percentage mentioned how they had yet to try curved piecing. I think this ruler really gives you a great shot at successfully piecing curved blocks. I think the patterns are very easy to follow, but if you're still not sure, Jenny has 3 great videos on her blog that will help you use her ruler. The first video demonstrates how to cut the curves, the second video demonstrates how to piece the curves, and the final video demonstrates how to "square up" the blocks.
And here's something else to consider, unless your sewing room is different than mine, there's no camera filming your every move, no judges peering over you shoulder, no reason no one but you ever has to know if your first or second attempt are less than perfect. Be fearless, there are so many fun patterns out there for curves, why should you miss out?