I tell you, I am obsessed with this Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful! I keep wanting to try it out on pattern after pattern. Just so you know, I bought my own Quick Curve Ruler and am not being compensated by Sew Kind of Wonderful in any way. My opinions are going to be frank, and not always lauditory if I have had a less than perfect experience.
If you have been reading my blog, you know I have completed a quilt top from the pattern Urban Winter by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I had a great experience with that pattern, with the Quick Curve Ruler, and the curved piecing technique. I am also working on another SKofW pattern called Metro Hoops, and had some major issues with squaring up the blocks. In my opinion, the square up instructions in the pattern could have been better. The measurements given for squaring up were vague, and I somehow lost the point of just what I needed to focus on to get the blocks to square up so the corner squares would match when the blocks were sewn together.
Liz A., a helpful reader with a better sense of spacial awareness than myself showed me just what was necessary. Enlarge the photo below for Liz's marks and notes on what measurement you need to be aware of when squaring up your Metro Hoops blocks:
But I digress from what I wanted to tell you about the THIRD Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern I want to make! I totally stole the idea from Thelma of Cupcakes 'n' Daisies, who is working on a pattern called Metro Lattice, with a major variation. Thelma is calling her version "Metro, Hold the Lattice", and I am loving her blocks. Go check out her progress, it is gorgeous!
Basically, what you do is make a pinwheel block as shown at the top of this blog post. Then, using the Quick Curve Ruler, you trim it up into this scary shape:
I know. Whoa Nellie. But don't be scared. Using the simple curved piecing technique demonstrated by Jenny Pedigo in her tutorial, you sew on another unit.
Trust me, it is easy, I promise.
After squaring up your blocks to 9 1/2 inches (no tricky issues there), you have the cutest little pokey pinwheel blocks. I made two and can't wait to fill the design wall with them!