My next project will be this small wall hanging called Circle Safari. The pattern is in Fat Quarter Friendly from Fons and Porter’s For the Love of Quilting Magazine.
I bought this book a couple years ago when the urge to learn to quilt was slowly sneaking up on me. I even spend quite a bit of time flipping through it looking at the pretty pictures of quilts.
The wall hanging I want to make was easy to find. The page had a sticky note.
First thing I did (after reading the instructions a hundred times) was scan the pattern pieces onto hardstock paper.
These are the two fabrics I am using for my test block.
I used my spray adhesive. (It worked great!! I just needed to shake the can more.)
That was Piece B. Here is Piece A.
Cutting done. Ready to pin and sew.
Here is where I had to pause.
And unlearn how I have pinned my WHOLE LIFE!! I don’t pin vertically. Never have. It will take time to learn how to do it this way. I struggled with the yellow ball being in my way. So, I had no choice but to stop and repin.
You can see from this photo I am fighting it. Rebelling just a bit.
Starting just before the center mark, I began sewing.
Then I flipped the piece over to sew the rest of the way in the opposite direction.
I did make one goof. I trimmed off what I thought was excess on one edge. BEFORE I STARTED SEWING. Turns out I shouldn’t have. Oops!!
I am going to piece it back together. Such a tiny piece, will be hidden in the seams.
I have some questions for you experienced quilters.
- Why does it say to press TOWARD Piece A? When clearly the seam is already nice and smooth where it is, pointing toward Piece B.
- And why do I need to clip the seams? They are not bunched up. ?????
- Do any of you use the Curved Master Presser Foot to make your circles?
- Do you trim the block as you go or wait until all blocks are completed?
Well, that does it. My very first Drunkard Path block. All those set-in sleeves I sewed as a teen-ager paid off!!
Regarding the Curved Master Presser Foot, I found this about it on-line when I was researching the Drunkard Path block. I am thinking about buying one.
This is the spray adhesive I used.