Quilt along update......

urban nine patch 

Since this is my first quilt along, I will have to show you my blocks as I finish them up.  I have never ever sewn a curve - my whole entire quilting life.  Well, I did on Saturday night and it was a lot easier than I thought.  This block was from Jenny's Urban Deco Tutorial, the added design to the Urban Nine Patch quilt along and I love how it turned out.  This was my practice block - it won't be going into a quilt because I don't like that 3 of the 4 points aren't lined up exactly on the black. That is my fault of course - the cutting needs to be exact and I made a couple mistakes on that part.  But, it was good practice - it was so much fun learning a new skill. So, I recommend trying out Jenny's ruler if you want to learn curves!  

urban nine patch1

I made a minor change to the block, using a square instead of a half square triangle in the corners - I am thinking ahead of the quilting possibilities, of course.  So, I need to figure out how to make the yellow ovals seamless, then make the white outside strips just a little bigger.  What I loved about it this tutorial was that everything was made a little bigger, then cut out so that the end result were straight, square blocks.  I did starch every single piece of fabric before I sewed them together, I think that help with the fabric not moving. 

Now I just need to decide if this is truly the color combo I want to go with - I wanted to try something out of the box for me, but it isn't singing my colors. I'll let you know if I change my mind on the color variations.  

One more thing, thanks for all the love on my last post.  Lili was so happy for all the sweet comments.  I showed her how many people said good job and she beamed!  I will have to think of our next project very soon!  Have a lovely day!
March 05, 2012 by Judi
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