It started on 1st January and due to my lack of sewing mojo I hadn’t prepared myself. VEry unlike me! I had worked out what I was doing when Cecile and Corrine first announced the QAL theme back in November which was a save. So on 1st January I hastily threw some fabrics into a basket (they are 95% florals)
and, Horror of Horrors!!, had to prep my own templates – something this Template Princess hasn’t had to do in many a long year!
We need 16 blocks so I quickly sorted the fabrics into groups (maybe I should try the “throw it together” more often!!)
chose a centre fabric
and a background fabric
then started the prep work of tracing and cutting out.
The petal sets are all done
but wouldn’t you know it – I was 2 short on the centre fabric so I just chose another fabric for the last two. A bit of make-do spirit! I still have 5 sets of the background to trace/cut but they will be done soon. It was then a matter of sewing up the first one to see how it all worked. The pieces are a reasonable size (they will be 20″ blocks when finished) so the curve is gentle. The block came together fairly quickly which surprised me and I really enjoyed the piecing.
So much so that for week one I actually have 3 blocks made. Ta-Da!
They are still to have a final surround, but that will come later. I want to have all the blocks made to this stage then choose the fabric which will go around them all.
And yes, I realise that week 2 is rapidly drawing in, so I’ll get to and make another very shortly!
Is anyone else participating this year? Would love to hear/see what you’re doing for your Cuuuurves!