Let me just say that I still think curved piecing is fabulous, and I am a huge admirer of anyone who can do it. It just turns out, I am not so good at it. I wasted a fair bit of time and fabric yesterday trying to make Winding Ways blocks. I made around seven of them and maybe one was real good, one wasn't too bad, and five were puckered messes.
I even tried hand basting the blocks to get them right. Even that failed to get smooth, flat, seams-that-line-up blocks. Frustrated? Yes indeed. Let's just say that project got put in the circular file. Luckily, I was just playing around with fabric from my stash.
The entire day wasn't wasted though! I got all my Belle Meade rows sewn together and the containment border sewn on. Today I will attach the outer border. Look for Thelma and I to do a reveal of our finished quilts on Friday.
I won't give up entirely on curved piecing. I have an idea for a green and white Drunkard's Path table topper for St. Patrick's Day....
Added later: Be sure to check out all the great links commenters have left to this post. I just watched a You Tube video link where a woman demonstrated stitching a Drunkard's Path block without pins! Great tutorials out there!