The second week's class was about curved piecing. A lot of quilters are scared of sewing curves. And it does take a little thought, but is certainly do-able. My co-teacher, Kalynn, and I are both garment sewers, as well as quilters, so we are used to handling curves.
And our students caught on very well.
We talked about using templates in this class, when previously all of our blocks were rotary cut using straight rulers. This particular block is a drunkard's path, and there are also several other names for this block. I had some acrylic templates for students to use, and we also showed them how to make their own templates out of template plastic. Everyone used pins to secure the two pieces of fabric together, although sometimes fabric glue is used. Some of us used a lot more pins that others, but it's all good!
The results were quite good, as you can see by these photos.
Look at how even all these edges are!
The photo below shows how two blocks look when put together. We talked about all the many different ways these blocks can be arranged.
This next photo shows what happens when you cut with two layers of fabric under your templates and then switch around the pieces. The top one is a great combination, isn't it.