Curved piecing, who needs pins?

I don’t like pins.  They get in the way, get lost and stab my fingers.  I only use them when absolutely necessary.  When I realised pins were not needed for curved piecing this block became one of my go to blocks. In fact it is far easier and faster without them.    After pulling some monochrome fabrics I have been collecting over the past six months I set about happily cutting them up using my drunkards path template.  I didn’t have a set plan in mind other than the size of the quilt and number of blocks needed.  Which, by the way, I got wrong and had spare blocks left over.  Quilts maths is not my strong point! Laying the fabric pieces right side together as shown above I begin to sew along the curve.  Take your time to continue sewing along the curve pulling the pieces together to meet at the curved edge. πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡   When you reach about an inch from the end leave your needle down, lift the foot and swivel the top fabric round so the straight edge meets. πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡Hey presto, easy curved piecing with no pins!!!  I ploughed my way through this pile and trimmed them (essential but tedious) to 6 1/4″.    I am still playing with the layout and considering hand quilting or spiral machine quilting or both!  You will have to wait until next week to find out. 

Until next time, Lucy


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