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Thread: Winding Ways

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    I am just a beginner and might be taking on a bigger and more challenging pattern than I should but have fallen in love with the idea. Has anyone made the "Winding Ways" or "Mystery Quilt" and have pictures they could share.

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    I had never seen this before so I looked it up on the web.
    Boy did you pick a hard one.
    http://www.amishcountrylanes.com/Pages/hs4477.shtml

    Beautiful though. What colors are you going to do it in?

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    I would love to do purples, but have to use what I have on hand and it will probably be browns and tans???

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    if you have been sewing for a long time and used to curved piecing jump in and give it a try, if you are new-new, pick a couple projects that are 'beginner-friendly' and get some practice and try some practice blocks using curved piecing before you invest lots and jump into this project. if you try to start with something that advanced with out some technique practice first chances are you will become frustrated and never finish the quilt you really want to make. Unless you have a quilt shop close that offers classes and you can sign up for a class that teaches curved piecing, then go ahead and start with it.
    so many people try to get ahead of themselves and start projects that are way ahead of their abilities then become discouraged and never finish them, or give up completely. as with anything we learn to do we really have to start at the beginning and expand our abilities with practice, and trying new things. if you can find a teacher it helps, if you are trying to learn on your own, start with some easier projects first to avoid disappointment.

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    I would starch the fabric pretty good, it will help with those bias/curved cuts :wink:

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    Good luck.
    Do you have someone to help you?
    You know your skill level.
    I wouldn't want you to jump into the deep end without floaties before you know how to swim.
    Get the pattern. Study it. It will give you something to look forward to.
    When you read the pattern and say "what is that", write it down on a notepad. Go online, look for "that" and learn how to do it on scrap material. There are tons of instructional videos online.
    As you feel you understand the pattern, make a block from scrap material. Old clothes, old sheets, whatever you have. You will know when you are ready for the real deal. You will learn a ton of things on the quiltingboard. Please don't hesitate to ask when you have a question. I can't begin to explain how patient these wonderful people are. Welcome to the quiltingboard.

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    I made this one from a kit. The fabrics are all batiks and they're more tightly woven than regular cottons. I think that's helpful to keep the edges from stretching too much. The curved piecing was surprisingly easy.

    I know I wouldn't have attempted this if I'd had to cut all the pieces myself. Here's a link to a site that sells kits and there are probably other places to buy them as well.

    http://www.everythingquilts.com/brow...Quilt-Kit.HTML
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    Maybe try just one block and then see how you feel.

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    I made this too. In fact I made multiples and everyone turns out different. Great pattern and easy.

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    That is a beautiful quilt but I'm not ready for it.

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