9.09.2010

148 & Curve Master Playtime

L-6

Number 148 has 47 pieces in it. Well, I think it does...I'm not recounting again today.



One tiny green square is completely covered by a flower head pin and there are 7 pieces in a 1" square area. SEVEN!! No wonder this little block contains madness in the title!


While I cannot say I have mastered the Curve Master quite yet, playtime was a blast. By my 3rd block I felt like I was really getting the hang of it. I'm sticking with scraps for a few more blocks before I cut into the stash. So far, I'd say it's well worth the investment.

This is the first specialty foot I have shown any interest in and actually ordered.  I don't even own a quarter inch foot, believe it or not. I wish all machine feet came with so many attachments! I can use this foot on all my machines. How cool is that?

Using a good pair of tweezers* (or beading tweezers as pictured) as your final edges are getting close to the machine is most helpful. Without it, my first 2 blocks had incomplete seams the last half inch or so.

*Using tweezers was one of Julie's hints (Jaybirdquilts.com) on the video posted yesterday----it's completely worth replaying when yours arrives as a refresher.*

Happy Quilting,
Heather
=)




5 comments:

  1. Now I wish I had not given my Curvemaster away several years ago. I don't think I ever really gave myself a chance to really learn to use it.

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  2. I love this block!! Good job, Heather!

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  3. Mine arrived today :) once I have finished Nasty Nan, I'm going to reward myself with a litle play with it. That pin really shows how small some of the pieces in the DJ quilt are doesn't it?

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  4. Hi Heather,
    Your block L-6 is gorgeous.
    Very good job. You can be proud of yourself!
    Have a fine weekend.
    Hugs from the Netherlands

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  5. I love that block! Nice contrast too, which is a nice way to show off all the little pieces. Good luck with the curve master.

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Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts. =)