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Girt by Sea: conquering the curves


I’ll be honest … curves scare me. Give me straight lines any day.

My logically mind just can’t get around the concave, convex .. these two bits just aren’t suppose to go together.

I was lucky to watch this rounds designer, Emma Jean Jansen give a demonstration in person back in March and I also carefully read and followed her tips in her blog post.

It’s slow going. Very slow. If you are used to whipping through blocks, forget it. Slow and steady is best here.

My tips (very similar to Emma’s!):

I’m pretty happy with my curves. Both those on my body and those I created for my Girt quilt.

I used my trusty Drunkard’s Path template from our sponsors Victorian Textiles – how awesome is the Modern Makers engraving! Love it!

Hope you can conquer your fear like I did!