Okay, raise your hand if you struggle with letting go of your ruler and control to go wonky?? I know that there are a few of you. I love wonky/improvisational blocks, but I struggle doing it. I mean, in my day job, I'm a Quality Engineer! So I guess, wonky should be my therapy - let go, be free! Most people who do wonky, just tell you to do it, but don't usually show you their process. Well, right or wrong, here's how I made my block "Goin' Fribbon Egg-Shaped"!
|Scraps from my Rose Window block|
|I just started sewing them together|
|I trimmed them up as I went, so that I could add more scraps|
|I tried to visually keep in balanced, but not necessarily symmetrical|
|I used my Quick Curve Ruler to cut out the curves|
|I made to half "egg-shapes"|
|I cut the reverse out of the grey|
|To sew the curves, put the convex piece on top. No pins needed.|
|Because this block is for QuiltCon and needed to be 12.5" in one direction, I added the strips of white, green and light grey. I don't know if I would have done that without the measurement requirement, but I like the affect.|
Today I'm linking up with the fabulous Melissa at Happy Quilting for TNT Thursday!