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    Here is a video showing how to sew curves (namely Drunkard's Path) using a straight line. I've never tried this, but it looks like it might work. When I get the time, I plan to try it. The video title is "Drunkards Path Piecing by Kay Nickols". It make it quicker and easier.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KI3qqeBANA
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    Wow! Lovely fabrics and it looks like your doing an amazing job! I can't even imagine trying circles yet. I haven't even figured out how to quilt yet. (except SITD)

    I'm doing the sampler quilt (again) that I did in class this summer. I'm cringing at some of the blocks because they were so hard when I did them the first time and honestly I don't remember how I managed to do them. So, now, I'm stumbling through this book that has crappy directions and no teacher to turn to when I get stuck. (like when I had to square this square today and I couldn't figure out how...but just winged it and it turned out ok.) I feel very much out of my comfort zone and I tend to get frazzled so I just try to take it one step at a time. It's hard though. I'm not sure I'll ever want to do this sampler quilt ever again. (it doesn't help that I don't like the fabrics I picked. What WAS I thinking?)

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    It is really pretty. I love he colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Your layout and finished block looks great. I was sewing a simple snowball block with borders today, how much easier can you get? Well I managed to have to rip it apart twice!
    Sounds like me. There is no pattern simple enough that I can't sew it wrong. lol

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    Do you have a curved piecing foot? My girlfriend swears by it and says it gives great results.

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    Sometimes sewing a straight seam is outside my comfort zone. Seriously though, Yes, I think it keeps you on your toes and expands your quilting experience. You are doing a fine job with this...and your fabrics are gorgeous.

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    Your pattern and fabric selection are gorgeous. I look forward to seeing a post of your completed quilt here on the board.

    I am trying to move out of my current comfort zone but progress is slow especially since I can't keep up with my seam ripper. LOL
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    love, love your color combination...

    my youngest son wanted a "tumbling block" pattern ... which I am still struggling over but I work on it when the mood fits. I'm sure it will be beautiful when finished. : )

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    Any pattern with applique in it is out of my comfort zone!

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    I like your blocks. Working outside your comfort zone can be fun, you learn new things and keep quilting interesting. Curves are easy for me, I was a garment sewist first, learned to quilt
    about 20 years later.

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    welp...mine is posted in the picture forum.

    courage my love!

    aileen

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    Seriously lovely block with great piecing. Sometimes a 1/4" seam is outside my cz!
    Annie

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    Love the patterns / colors you have chosen for your quilt. And YES, I will be working on somehting out of my comfort level, I am taking a FMQ class next week. Excited to learn this new(to me) technique.
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    I've tried taxidermy, belly dance costumes, hand sewing, drawing, computer graphics, you name it! Quilting is a new one for me, time to bust the comfort zone again!
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    Love the beautiful fabrics you have chosen. Yes, I like to challenge myself. I am currently collecting fabrics to do a double wedding ring quilt which I admire but have never tried.

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    To answer one of the questions..nope I did not use a curve foot but I did use my glue stick, pins and iron. It took abit longer but it was a lot easier and lined up pretty well. I have all the curves done and just need to start putting them all together. My daughter inlaw was bought to the hospital the other night and than transfered to Boston. She is fine but will be there for a week she is due in Jan with my first grandchild. They are just trying to prevent her from having the baby early...oh so anyways...we are dog sitting. It hard to lay out my blocks on the floor and not having the dog walk on them. So debating on if I will sew today. I would love to get the top done this weekend.

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