Monday, March 21, 2011

Some weekend sewing

I managed to get a bit of weekend sewing in and cut in to my newer layer cake by Moda called "Just Wing It!" by MoMo.

I was really excited to cut this up.  I used my "Quick Curve Ruler", and cut this up in about 45 minutes!  

I pieced them all together and that took about 2 1/2 hours.  Then I ironed and squared them up which took about 2 hours.  I also wanted to share how to square up a block.  I actually didn't know how to do this for a few years after I started quilting.  

This particular block needs to be squared up to a 7" x 9" rectangle.
Wonky block:  my blocks are wonky because I do not pin my curves before sewing them together

line up square-up ruler so block is centered within the 7" x 9" grid rectangle

 cut off right and top edges

flip can now line up the two sides you just cut off perfectly on the 7" x 9" grid lines 

cut off right and top edges

see..wonky edges cut off

now you have a perfect 7" x 9" rectangle block

 this particular block needs to be centered by the oval shape a particular way, but I won't get into that now, not until my ruler is out.  But this gives general instructions on how to square up.

I loved all the colors of my scraps and didn't want to throw them away just I bottled them up!

All my block's squared! then I layed them out on the floor into the design that I had planned and will have to say I was little disappointed.  We'll see.  I'm still going to put it together and hope it still works when I'm all done?



Pam said...

love your bottle scraps and the linen color you chose for the backround....

RG said...

Oh Jenny I love what you're doing here!!
Love Momo's fabrics and designs.
Thanks for sharing the squaring up method... a good idea.
Can't wait to see what you do next :D

Andie Johnson said...

Have I mentioned that I'm gonna need that ruler? Hurry up with it already! Can't wait to use it and make your curvy quilt blocks!

Melissa P said...

Your squared up peice looks like a vase, it might be cool to make a quilt using the ruler and then making applique flowers or something coming out of the tops..... just an idea :)