Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chic Country Quilt Start

This is my first try with the Quick Curve Ruler, which has been out for quite a while. I'm always reluctant to buy a ruler that has only limited uses. Which is why I've put this one off for some time even though I love so many of the patterns created for it.


The Quick Curve Ruler is the brainchild of Jenny from Sew Kind of Wonderful.

So many of her patterns designed for the ruler are great, but I fell for Chic Country. The gray with a pop of orange quilt on the cover is beautiful, but me being me, I wanted to try a different look. I thought some of the smaller prints from Bonnie and Camille's new line "Little Ruby" would be soft, fresh and vintage looking in this pattern.


My plan is to make 3 red blocks with the rest of the quilt done in white and aqua. Here's my start - I wanted to see if I had the stamina to sew all those curves...



I wouldn't recommend this pattern to a brand new quilter, but the curves are gentle and pretty easy to stitch. The block components are squared up after stitching the curves, which leaves some wiggle room in the curvy piecing. The hardest part is matching up all those points on the blocks, but after finishing the set of nine blocks, I'm already better at it.

{And you won't see to many closeups of my points! We'll just say they're close!}


I think it's going to be really pretty - at least I hope so!

I finished up another little quilt this past week and donated it to my Greenville MQG for the ongoing quilts for kids charity project. The blocks were a start of the Reverse Sawtooth that I posted about here. They're the original 8" size from the pattern and were sitting once I changed my mind on the size and fabric.


It's so nice to send these potential UFOs off to be loved and cuddled!

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19 comments:

  1. I love what you are doing. It is going to be beautiful . It almost makes me want to go get the ruler. I say almost because I always shy away from curved piecing.

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  2. I love your blocks-I've eyed this pattern for a long time but I'm not skilled enough yet to try it. This would be my speed-

    https://patternjam.com/shop/chic-country-1

    I have enough trouble matching up HST's. It'll be awhile before I'll try curved blocks.

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  3. It's looking great! I've used the ruler on one project and found squaring the block after piecing was the trickiest part. Such great patterns though...yours is definitely going to be worth the effort.

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  4. The white and aqua with a pop of red is going to be lovely. I've been drawn to thinking about curved piecing more lately, too, and it will be great to see how this continues to progress for you.

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  5. Oh my goodness this is going to be GORGEOUS!! I am definitely a beginner but showing me a beautiful pattern like this with two of my favorite colors is like waving a red flag in front of a bull! I want to do it! Maybe I could just practice on a few pillows first. :)

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  6. Lovely idea for a few red blocks! I could see this working great for a Christmas quilt too. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  7. Oh, it's gorgeous! I've yet to indulge myself...I'm not a gadget girl. But seeing this might change my mind! The star quilt is a showstopper! It will make a little one very happy!

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  8. Oh my, this is beautiful already!

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  9. I love the color combination! I've made 2 or 3 quilts with the QCR. The more you do, the easier it gets!
    Your quilt will be beautiful!

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful. I seldom buy a quilting pattern but Chic Country captured my attention too. It has arrived, I just have to figure out what fabrics to use. The greys appeal to me, but no final decision has been made. Your charity quilt is great too - you can never go wrong with stars in my book.

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  11. I was on a Quick Curve ruler kick last year and enjoyed most of the projects I made with it. Winding Ways is a long time favorite block, and I have an urge to make it again now that you have inspired me! Your quilt is going to be stunning in the colors and fabrics you have chosen.

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  12. Love your Chic Country quilt, and your points look pretty darn good to me! Nice quilt for the kids'charity, too. I like when UFOs don't have to be UFOs and can go to a worthy cause like that.

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  13. My small group of quilty friends created Winding Ways quilts two years ago. Two of my peeps have AccuCut Studio cutters, and we used their templates for our blocks. What a godsend! I'm curious to see how you like cutting all those curves with this ruler. Once we got into the groove of the curved piecing, it was a snap. I've done several more curved projects since, and have enjoyed the challenge.

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  14. I found it really hard to get the point to line up with this pattern. Would you consider giving us some tips on this. I really loved the pattern but was disappointed in my results.

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  15. You have inspired me to use my QC ruler again. Bought the pattern for Chic Country yesterday at a local quilt expo. Also bought the mini QC ruler; have seen some great patterns using the mini. I too have found that matching the points after squaring up is the hardest part.

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  16. Love both these quilts they are beautiful and fresh.

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  17. Love your Country Chic quilt. I have this tops on my list of next projects to take on. Your color choices are beautiful (as always!) and I'm watching the progress on IG. Beautiful charity quilt too, that will be a lucky kid to get that one!

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  18. This Country Chic is going to be beautiful! I, too, fell in love with that pattern and bought it but haven't started it yet. I love it with the gray and orange but your aqua and red will be so cheery!

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  19. Beautiful !! I am going to get that ruler!

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