This quilt project has been on my design floor over most of the Christmas period, choosing fabrics at leisure, piecing at irregular intervals whenever I felt the need to sew, even whilst wrapping presents and basting the turkey.
I have been wanting to practise curved machine piecing for some time, and although I think I have improved, I still don't enjoy curved piecing.
I have used Matilda's Own Drunkard's Path templates to make the blocks. And because I don't like tracing templates, nor cutting fabric with scissors, I have used a small rotary cutter to cut directly around the templates. No tracing, no scissors, so much easier.
28mm Rotary Cutter
An even smaller rotary cutter (18mm) is available, but I found that this size managed the curved templates quite well.
I have used the 3 inch Drunkard's Path templates, with each complete and finished circle block measuring 6 inches. 100 three inch curved blocks and I am glad the center panel of this quilt is finished.
Work on the borders has commenced, and these will add some geometric contrast. No more curved piecing for now. Phew!