I've been working on my Wheel of Fortune blocks. They can be quite time consuming. . .
First of all I had to cut out 412 wedges for 48 blocks. I'm not very accurate cutting with a rotary cutter and a plastic template so I drew a line around the template on the back of the fabric and cut them all out by hand.
I sewed 9 wedges together to make a fan and then sewed the brown curved piece to the center.
I'm not very experienced sewing curved seams. In fact, I usually draw a seam allowance on my pieces and hand piece them. It's quite accurate.
That's what I did for these blocks;
I had an interesting experience hand piecing circles. I made the quilt below quite a few years ago and decided to enter it into a show. When I got the judges comments back I was surprised because I was marked down for my curved piecing around the big circles. The judge even instructed me a little on how I could improve my machine piecing. I wasn't discouraged though - if the judge thought that my applique stitches were small enough and even enough to look like machine sewing - I took it as a compliment.
I have sewed all 48 fan blocks and need to decide what color to put in between them. More curved piecing.
What I had in mind for background is to do a neutral on the inside and do the outside using the same fabric as the border.
It didn't look quite right. Although I have to admit nothing goes with my carpet!!!
I've come up with another idea - I'll see how that goes.
|I quilted a big stitch using black #12 DMC crochet cotton|
I finished my Map of the Universe quilt for my 6 yr. old grandson. He went to the dentist (poor little guy) and when his mom came back to pick up the other children, he wouldn't come in. I guess his mouth felt funny because of the Novocaine and he had had a rough time.
So, I folded up the quilt and took it out to the car. I was hoping to get a picture of him with the quilt but it wasn't to be.
Here is what the whole quilt looks like.
It is finish #3 for the year on this last day of January. If I keep up at this rate, I'll really get a lot of things out of that storage closet.
I can dream anyway. . .