Tuesday, July 20, 2010
jill....From time to time, I become obsessed with circles. I've made many patterns with Drunkard's Path, explored and taught Strips and Curves by Louisa L. Smith. The above quilt was a product of that class. The biggest payoff with the curves is that they look more difficult than they really are. (People will admire you for your technical abilities!)
Accurate templates are essential. One very helpful product is Cheryl Phillips' "Cut A Round". With this template, you can cut traditional Drunkard's Path blocks but the real benifit is that you can cut entire circles into whole cloth. So if you don't want seams in your background fabric or circles, this tool is the perfect solution without doing all the math.
Have a good week!