Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Applique and Curves Giveaway

Edited:
Giveaway Closed!
Miranda, you are our winner!  Congratulations!


This has been a crazy skill building couple of months - I think almost everyone felt stretched making the applique blocks.   Some of us have sworn never to touch the stuff again.  :)  But I realized that even though I am not great at it that applique is sure fun to do while watching my favorite shows.



Curves...I was nervous about these.  More nervous about using templates than the actual sewing.  Quilting is so precise that I figured I could never cut out the pieces as accurately as I needed to.  But again, it wasn't as bad as I thought.  I definitely see more Drunkard's Paths in my future.

If you want to try making more curved blocks check out some of these tutorials:
  1. Improv Curved Block from Sew Take a Hike:  Make 4 of these 6.5 inch blocks and sew together to make a 12.5 inch block
  2. Set In Circle Tutorial from Cut to Pieces
  3. Wonky Drunkard's Path by Needle and Spatula



If you completed all of the blocks, I think you deserve a prize.   I am offering a sample pack of 10 different Echino Nico prints.  Each piece is 9 inches square.

 You have three Chances to Win:

  1. Leave a comment saying you finished all three applique blocks
  2. Leave a comment saying you finished all three curved blocks
  3. Leave a comment saying you made an extra curved or appliqued bonus block (you can use the tutorials above or make up your own block - go crazy on me!)
Giveaway ends the morning of Friday, February 3rd.


Check out everyone's blocks at our Skill Builder Sampler flickr group!

P.S.  If you want more practice and instruction about sewing curves, check out Rachel from Stitched in Color's online Curves Class.  The class starts on Feb. 1st.

45 comments:

  1. Hi Leila, yes I have made all three blocks!

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  2. Yes, I have made all three appliqué blocks

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  3. Yes, I made an extra Drunkards path block, in a different layout.

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  4. So far I've made all 3 applique blocks. I need to get on those circle blocks :)

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  5. I wish I had, as your blocks are all lovely! Job well done...

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  6. I have made the three curved blocks :)(and I liked them very much)

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  7. I have finished all three appliqué blocks!

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  8. I made three curved piecing blocks. I made the 16 block drunkard's path block and really loved/hated it :)

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  9. I've finished the three applique blocks

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  10. I've finished the three curved blocks.

    Given that I came to sewing through clothing I can say that the curves were probably easier to cope with after setting in sleeves.

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  11. I made all 3 appliqué blocks. - yay!

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  12. I even managed to make 3 curvy blocks. Not nearly so scary as I'd thought thanks to great guidance.

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  13. ...and I managed an extra Drunkard's Path block too..does that count for a bonus?

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  14. I (somehow) managed to finish all three applique blocks! YEA!!! They almost killed me, but I did em!!! :)

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  15. I finished all three of the curves blocks! I am so glad to have done these! They are lovely!

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  16. apply for an entry(apllique), I'll try to make the remaining curves. Good luck friends!!

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  17. I got a second entry!! All ready, no extra block ....

    UHUUUU!!!!!

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  18. Guess I'm out of the running for this giveaway...Leila knows why!!

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  19. I thought that I wouldn't like curves... But thoroughly enjoyed making these blocks! :) I could see doing a quilt in the Curved Nine Patch. The pics are on Flickr. One more applique to go!

    But for now, my 3 curved blocks are finished!! :)

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  20. I have finished all three applique blocks. They are posted as "Shahann" on flickr, or you can see a blog post today here:

    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-can-do-it-skill-builder-sampler_27.html

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  21. I have made the bonus circle block as the tutorial from Cut to Pieces. You can see it listed under "Shahann" in our flickr group, or see this blog post:

    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-can-do-it-skill-builder-sampler_27.html

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  22. Okay. I finished an extra "challange" block!! I just posted it to the flickr group!! Yay me!

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  23. Wahoo- I'm all caught up! Curve blocks - check!

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  24. I've done McCalls Quilting's Swinging Corners Block for my extra curves block.

    All my blocks are on flickr as hhertzof.

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  25. I caught up with the curves. Will post when I finish my applique... I hope before the deadline!

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  26. I also did an extra curved block and added them all to flickr.

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  27. All finished with the applique blocks, and boy am I glad!

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  28. Also done the curve blocks! Love them!

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  29. I have finished all the curved blocks now. You can see them at:

    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-can-do-it-skill-builder-sampler_29.html

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  30. I made my applique blocks - using the three different methods

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  31. I have made my three curved blocks

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  32. I made (sort of) an extra applique block...I took one of the original ones and added to it to make it more complex...I'm pleased although it doesn't make a "real" extra block. It went from a simple vine shape with leaves (traditional applique)to a peacock perched on the vine using traditional applique, iron-on AND blanket stitching...and hiding some of the original vine underneath.

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  33. I finished!!!! Yeah I am all caught up and postd on flickr. I did my applique!!!

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  34. I finished all 3 applique blocks and have them loaded on flickr.

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  35. I finished all 3 curve blocks and have them loaded on flickr.

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  36. I made all three applique blocks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13752517@N05/6796900171/in/pool-wecandoitskillbuildersampler)

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  37. and all three curves blocks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13752517@N05/6796900171/in/pool-wecandoitskillbuildersampler)

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  38. and even a bonus curves block (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13752517@N05/6796898649/in/pool-1701258@N23/)

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  39. Finally! All 3 applique blocks have been finished.

    Still need to do the curves ... I've gotten behind.

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  40. I got the 3 curved blocks done! Although I started this 5 weeks ago, I jumped ahead and did them. Will post on flickr shortly.

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  41. Three applique blocks are finished.

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  42. Three curved blocks finished and I'm all caught up!

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  43. Finally finished all 3 curved blocks. I skipped the applique ones, I do lots of applique on clothing, and just wasn't feeling it for this quilt.

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