Since I got the Quick Curve Ruler (QCR) for Christmas – I have been most keen to try out curved piecing. There are patterns I’ve been eyeing off for some time now and now I have the ruler, there’s no stopping me!
I decided to try out the Urban Nine Patch pattern (from Sew Kind of Wonderful – also the maker of the awesome QCR). Might I add – I no longer view curves with trepidation or count my pin collection to ensure I have enough before starting the project. No pins, no scaredy-cat-sewing. Just happy curves for happy blocks. Totally heart the QCR.
But onto the block.
I’m using a fabric bundle that I won from Adrianne from On the Windy Side during the Sew Mama Sew giveaways. It’s a bundle of colours that I likely wouldn’t put together myself (tangerine, turquoise, white and grey) but it’s very striking! So I supplemented it with a few fabrics from my stash, and added some Kona Jade for the background solid.
At this point (i.e. the first and only block) I was really liking where this project was going. So I got in and cut more fabrics for two more blocks – thinking they looked good together. Until I actually put the blocks together. Then. Ugh. Blergh. Poo.
What was I thinking?! Those fabric pairings are way too busy. The design of the awesome Urban 9 patch block (that I loved so much) is lost by these fabrics all shouting “Look at me! No, look at me! Me me meeee!” all at once. So Ugh. Blergh. Poo.
I guess it’s back to the drawing board.And once more, with fervour, Ugh, Blergh, Poo.