I am sew excited! I have been asked to be part of the first ever Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop. I had the privilege of meeting Jenny a few years ago at Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA. I bought her ruler and quickly fell in love!
Over the years I have done a few projects with Jenny’s ruler. My first project was her Urban 9 Patch that she had as a QAL on her blog. Check out these blocks I finished back in September of 2012 (yup, I’ve had a pretty long love affair with the Quick Curve Ruler):
Later that year I made a couple pinwheel blocks for a swap. I didn’t actually have a pattern to makes these two, which is why they aren’t exactly the same. This ruler is so simple, you can improvise your own blocks once you have Jenny’s techniques down.
When Jenny asked me to participate in the blog hop, she generously sent me a copy of her and Helen’s new book, “Contemporary Curved Quilts” and a copy of her Metro Scope pattern – both are available for purchase on her website: www.sewkindofwonderful.com
After perusing the book I fell in love with the Crazy Eights Pillow. It sewed up so quickly and was so much fun to quilt! I finished this project during 3 nap times last week (I measure sewing time based on the naps that my daughter takes), so it definitely goes together fast, and sometimes we just need a quick finish!
It will go perfectly with my Gray, Yellow and Aqua quilt that I have been working on for the last 2 years. Hopefully having a pillow done to match the quilt will encourage me to actually finish the quilt!
If you are at all interested in curves, I highly suggest trying out the quick curve ruler, you will find that Jenny and Helen have figured out how to completely demystify curves.
There is going to be a linky party on the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog on Friday 29 through 31 August – you can link up any quilt or block made using the Quick Curve Ruler. If you haven’t tried a QCR project yet, never fear, there’s a chance to win a ruler during the bloghop and have a go. You can find plenty of inspiration on the bloghop so please go and check out the other participants!
|Monday 18 August||http://quokkaquilts.com|
|Tuesday 19 August||www.cluckclucksew.com|
|Wednesday 20 August||www.fromthebluechair.com|
|Thursday 21 August||liveacolorfullife.net|
|Friday 22 August||www.happyquiltingmelissa.com|
|Monday 25 August||www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com|
|Tuesday 26 August||http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com|
|Wednesday 27 August||www.pleasant-home.com|
|Thursday 28 August||http://www.lucymade.wordpress.com
|Friday 29 August||http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com|
The bloghop is going to be followed by a ‘Curve it up’ Challenge Quilt-a-long on the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog starting in September, so join in the bloghop, get inspired and get ready to Curve It Up!
Have you made anything using the Quick Curve Ruler?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I received a free copy of Contemporary Curved Quilts and a free pattern as part of my participation in this blog hop. The opinions expressed are based on my own experiences.