amazingly, the craftsy bom blocks for September were drunkard's path too so I thought I would practice on those first.
I have a curvemaster foot and was pretty confident that I knew how to use it - I'd watched a few video tutorials and it looked kind of easy .... I should have known better !
So I cut out the pies and crusts of the drunkard's path craftsy blocks and started sewing them together and had issues straight away - none of them were ending well and I kept catching the inner circle when I was sewing.
the first one will be interesting as I try to sew it together - as not many of the seams line up !
hopefully they'll sew together ok though !
and the rest turned out a bit better - at least I didn't catch the bottoms
but I'll probably still have issues trying to sew the block together !
when I cut out the totally groovy blocks I noticed that the inner curve template was way smaller than the craftsy one so I was a little worried with that - I think I'd heard somewhere that starching the fabric would help with stretching so I starched all of these blocks - I sewed a few and while one turned out ok the others were wonky and had seams extending - oh well - there's always tomorrow !
so I went to bed on Sunday night thinking that I couldn't do curves with the curvemaster !
anyway, not to be outdone by a sewing foot, this morning I tried again but it wasn't pretty !
they either didn't sit right or I was catching the inner curve !
So it was time to do something else !
There were a pile of papers on my cutting table that I needed to sort through so I started that - about half way through I saw a curvemaster tutorial that I'd printed out and read through it and discovered what I might be doing wrong - I think instead of holding the top fabric straight up I was kind of holding it to the side so I jumped on the machine and tried another curve as I still had about 18 to sew !!
well the first one turned out not too bad - the difference between these two is quite amazing !
the final lot that I sewed turned out really well too - I was very happy - I think I might have conquered the curvemaster - yippee !!
hope you had a great weekend !