Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm nuts! QCR Quilt-A-Long. Times two.

I am joining in on Jenny & Helen's "Curve It Up" Quilt-A-Long!  Using her Quick Curve Ruler (QCR) they have taken traditional blocks and "curved them up".  There will be 16 blocks total.  Jenny is posting blocks on the 22nd of each month and Helen on the 8th of each month.  Yep, 2 blocks a month.  I'm pretty excited for this QAL because I know these blocks are going to be so cool!  These two are doing some really awesome quilts with this ruler.  Another reason I'm excited about this quilt is to see how Jenny is going to quilt it.  She does some pretty epic quilting with her longarm. 

Want to join along??  Start here

(one of my green curves somehow ended up a bit wider than the rest.  But it's staying that way!)

And I decided not only to do one quilt, but TWO!  One will be made using a group of matching fabric I've had for a while.  I actually started to use it for a different QAL, but fizzled out after a few months into it.  I don't know what makes me think I can actually keep up with this, since I don't have a very good track record with QALs so far.  I mean, it's not just 1 block a month, it's 2!  And I'm doubling it?!? 

And the other blocks will be completely different- using up some of my old scraps.  And some muslin.  I bought a bolt of muslin at a garage sale last year for about 50 cents/yard!  I couldn't pass that up!  This way I can make a practice run of the block with my scraps before I do it with my "good" fabric.  My thinking is that if I start out really ambitious with this QAL and slowly fizzle out, I should actually end up completing at least one quilt top by the end of it all.  :O)

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1 comment:

Karen said...

That's a cool way to dip one's toes into sewing curves. Hhmm. . . need to figure out where to get the ruler. Where did you get yours?