I've been very geeky just now, comparing the Scraptastic ruler with the Fons and Porter Half and Quarter Ruler for the purposes of cutting my triangle scraps into ready-to-sew triangles to finish at standard half square triangle (HST) sizes. I wonder if it's worth buying a special ruler? When I sewed those hourglass blocks from scraps I did not worry about finished sizes, but just sewed, sewed, sewed and trimmed. So, come to think of it, I think it's probably better to just sew random triangle scraps into HST blocks and then trim to a standard unfinished block size. Sorry, thinking out loud.
Ok, so I do have something real to share with you today...
Ta da! I finished this project late January, just in time for its debut at Curves Class encore. It's my Raindrops & Sunshine baby quilt, with a smattering of Kona Aqua droplets. Brave curves students will be drafting the templates all by themselves for these sweet droplets. Yep, we've learned how to make our own curves templates. Hurray.
I just loved piecing those rainbow beams. I made them quite awhile ago, when I was yearning for string scrappiness. It's so satisfying to put scraps in rainbow order. Always looks good and always feels right. Also, requires very little thought. Win - win -win.
At first this quilt was just about the droplets. Then I thought to add rainbow beams, which caused the background to morph into "sunshine" yellow prints instead of a cloudier view. Don't you just love how ideas evolve like that? It's probably my favorite part of the quilting process!
Because I know folks will ask... Curves Class is officially finishing up this week. The class blog will remain open for questions through March 30th. For those that missed the "live" class, you can still buy the Premium class, which includes access to the class blog now through 3/30 and the Curves Class eBook. All projects, templates and videos come with the eBook so you can explore curves at your own pace when the timing is right.
Students from the 2012 Curves Class, who would like to receive an updated eBook with the 2 new projects (drafting curves via the Droplets Journal and Rainbow & Sunshine quilt), please contact me. There is a $5 processing fee as I will need to first confirm that you are a returning Curves student. Thanks!