Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Civil War

My first swan-dive into curved piecing came courtesy of a co-worker who'd purchased some templates from a quilt shop during one of her many do it yourself shop hops.  L assured me curved piecing was a snap even though I'd heard the same tune from my aunt Patsy.  Frankly, I didn't believe either one of them.  It all sounded like an evil plan to drive me over the edge.  But wonder of was pretty easy and I sewed two charm packs worth of curved blocks.

And they sat in a box for over a year...

The other night I unearthed them and started playing around.  The prints are Civil War era, not my personal favorite.  This is one of the scenarios I came up with.  My brain doesn't like randomness at all and keeps pushing for more symmetry please!  Maybe I'll go with a more traditional Drunkard's Path.  Stay tuned.

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Won't you join me?

Happy quilting, y'all!


  1. I am not good at random either. Since I learned to sew making clothing it never occurred to me that curves would really be a problem. Glad yours turned out well! Can't wait to see what you do.

  2. I like your circles better than your drunks on this pic. But that's just my opinion. Drunkards path is not my favorite block. I like the fabric though.

  3. Can't wait to see what you end up doing with them. Your curves look great! And I have to agree, my mind needs symmetry!! A Drunkard's Path is on my "Bucket List" but I'm holding off on it until I get a die cutter to make life easer for me!