Tuesday, August 19, 2014

never say never

although I've never written it out, I have a list in my head of things I'll never do. 

I'll never go skydiving.
I'll never be a runner.
I'll never go back to college.
I'll never sew curves.


you know the saying.... never say never? I had no intention of ever sewing curves. Everyone (ok, mostly my friend Sarah) has been raving about the quick curve ruler, and all of the wonderful patterns by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I like them. They are all very cool patterns. They look awesome and other people are welcome to sew them. I'm not interested.

And then all of my buddies signed up for a class to make the Metro Hoops quilt. And I said... "good for you guys! I can't wait to see what you make". And they bugged me and bugged me until I finally called to sign up.

And the class was full (whew!)

But alas, my friend, Sarah was the teacher and knowing us to be a pretty low maintenance group she said "oh, come on Ellyn, we can squeeze you in". umm thanks?

So I picked out a jelly roll (which was harder than I expected! But I finally settled on Figures which is a really awesome line. I selected my solids (2 shades of gray for the background and navy for the cornerstones) and I went. And I sewed my first curve. And it was easy!
 The pattern is so awesome with lots of fudge room and trimming up! And before I knew it, I had finished one whole block and the pieces to a second (the block on the right is all sewn together.)
so, yeah, I guess I have to take sewing curves off my "I'll never" list. But skydiving is staying on there. forever.


Melissa said...

LOL - I was thinking I'll probably sew curving lines before I can get them straight. . . . but I guess that's not what you meant! :>)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oooo. Pretty! Still staying on my "never" list though. :)

Debbie said...

Cute post! And yay for conquering the curve!

Maria said...

I always say that "Never say Never" LOL
Oh your curves look cool.

Sally said...

This looks great! I can't wait to see how the whole quilt looks!