Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop

QCRbloghopbuttonI am sew excited! I have been asked to be part of the first ever Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop. I had the privilege of meeting Jenny a few years ago at Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA. I bought her ruler and quickly fell in love!

Over the years I have done a few projects with Jenny’s ruler. My first project was her Urban 9 Patch that she had as a QAL on her blog. Check out these blocks I finished back in September of 2012 (yup, I’ve had a pretty long love affair with the Quick Curve Ruler):

Urban 9 Patch Blocks - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com Later that year I made a couple pinwheel blocks for a swap. I didn’t actually have a pattern to makes these two, which is why they aren’t exactly the same. This ruler is so simple, you can improvise your own blocks once you have Jenny’s techniques down.

Pinwheel Quick Curve Blocks - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comWhen Jenny asked me to participate in the blog hop, she generously sent me a copy of her and Helen’s new book, “Contemporary Curved Quilts” and a copy of her Metro Scope pattern – both are available for purchase on her website: https://sewkindofwonderful.com/

After perusing the book I fell in love with the Crazy Eights Pillow.  It sewed up so quickly and was so much fun to quilt!  I finished this project during 3 nap times last week (I measure sewing time based on the naps that my daughter takes), so it definitely goes together fast, and sometimes we just need a quick finish!

Crazy Eights Pillow - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comIt will go perfectly with my Gray, Yellow and Aqua quilt that I have been working on for the last 2 years. Hopefully having a pillow done to match the quilt will encourage me to actually finish the quilt!

If you are at all interested in curves, I highly suggest trying out the quick curve ruler, you will find that Jenny and Helen have figured out how to completely demystify curves.

There is going to be a linky party on the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog on Friday 29 through 31 August โ€“ you can link up any quilt or block made using the Quick Curve Ruler. If you havenโ€™t tried a QCR project yet, never fear, thereโ€™s a chance to win a ruler during the bloghop and have a go. You can find plenty of inspiration on the bloghop so please go and check out the other participants!

Monday 18 August http://quokkaquilts.com
Tuesday 19 August www.cluckclucksew.com
Wednesday 20 August www.fromthebluechair.com
Thursday 21 August liveacolorfullife.net
Friday 22 August www.happyquiltingmelissa.com
Monday 25 August www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com
Tuesday 26 August http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com
Wednesday 27 August www.pleasant-home.com
Thursday 28 August http://www.lucymade.wordpress.com
AND
http://msmidge.blogspot.com
Friday 29 August http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com

The bloghop is going to be followed by a ‘Curve it up’ Challenge Quilt-a-long on the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog starting in September, so join in the bloghop, get inspired and get ready to Curve It Up!

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Have you made anything using the Quick Curve Ruler?

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I received a free copy of Contemporary Curved Quilts and a free pattern as part of my participation in this blog hop. The opinions expressed are based on my own experiences.

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38 Responses to Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop

  1. laura says:

    Amazing blocks! Thanks Melissa! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lori Smanski says:

    This ruler looks like so much fun. I have yet to do curves. After my son gets married and I am done sewing for the wedding. Your blocks are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    This blog hop has been amazing. I’m one of those afraid to try curves and I am inspired by this ruler and the wonderful projects seen. Love your pillow, both the design and the colors. Love “nap time” time telling. Once they start school you live in “sound bites” in between activities and volunteer times!

  4. Cecilia says:

    Great looking pillow! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kim M says:

    I’ve been wanting to get this ruler and try some of their patterns for a while now! Love how your pillow turned out!

  6. Kathie L says:

    Wonderful examples of what you can do with this ruler.

  7. Valerie says:

    Your yellow aqua and grey quilt must be finished! It is my new inspiration for modern quilting. I also love the urban 9 patch that is aqua and purple. I have made the Tic Tac deco but my color choices weren’t the best as the aqua/mint combo fades out against the bright orange and org/aqua blocks. I’ll post it on the linky thing later. May you have many happy quilt nap hours (till she’s old enough to start quilting).

  8. moneik says:

    I’m looking forward to trying the metro hoops pattern.

  9. Janet says:

    I keep looking at the Metro Lattice pattern. It would be my first attempt at curved piecing! I love the blocks you made using the ruler as well as your grey, yellow & aqua quilt top in progress.

  10. Lynn R. says:

    I love seeing smaller projects made using the curved ruler.

  11. LINDA says:

    NEAT BLOCKS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  12. Heather says:

    I haven’t tried the QCR yet, but the projects look so great! I can’t wait to get one and try it out!!!

  13. Julie says:

    I love your projects – especially the pinwheel. I’ve been wanting to try this ruler.

  14. Susan says:

    I’ve never been all that interested in curved quilts, though I made a few Wedding Ring sections and did a little Drunkard’s Path once, as well as some lotto blocks with curves. I see the ruler all the time at quilt shows, and demonstrations of its use. It seems if one is going to do curves, that’s the way to go. I really like your two blocks shown, and don’t know which one I prefer.

  15. Tina says:

    Your pinwheel blocks look great! Love that you designed them yourself. I hope to some day “play” around and try to come up with new designs of my own, but in the mean time, I will be learning with the curve it up pattern and Metro Twist. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully I’ll get the technique down. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Barb says:

    Its been fun to look at what everyone has made!

  17. Audrey says:

    Thanks for sharing your Quick Curve projects. I have made the table runner that comes with the ruler. A really good intro to how the ruler works. I also have an Urban Nine Patch partially done and several other of Jenny’s patterns in queue. The ruler is a great deal of fun.

  18. Lori Morton says:

    Love your Pillow!! The colors are beautiful too!

    Haven’t used the ruler…but since following this tour…& seeing all the grrrreat projects…I have definitely added the ruler & book to my Wishy List!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Tiffany says:

    Okay. Those Urban Nine Patches are AWESOME!

  20. Donna says:

    Everyone is saying that this ruler is wonderful and from all the possibilities for such unique quilt blocks, well I really want to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I love the different variations you showed. It’s definitely in my “buy when I need to fill my shopping cart” list

  22. kshackabq says:

    Thanks, Melissa, for showing us your wonderful blocks!

  23. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing. I love going to SewExpo, I live right here in Puyallup and I’m pretty sure I saw a demo for the Quick Curve Ruler but didn’t see how versatile it was, wish I had bought one now. I love the Metro Lattice pattern.

  24. I’ve had a pretty long love affair as well – and I remember when you won the bag, that was so cool. Especially drawn to the purple and blue QAL block, you made more than I did by far.

  25. Mary says:

    That pillow will be beautiful with that gorgeous quilt. I have not made anything with that ruler.

  26. linda in Illinois says:

    I have made Urban Beads quilt and currently making metro medallion. I really like how easy they go together. Thanks

  27. Karen Thurn says:

    Amazing blocks!! I’ve never tried sewing curvy pieces but the quilts are beautiful and so is your pillow.

  28. Bรฉatrice says:

    I’m still waiting to receive my ruler, but I have the Metre Hoops pattern, can’t wait to try.

  29. wendy says:

    I need one of these rulers! Your projects are fabulous, I want to make things like that…

  30. kaholly says:

    No, but I can see that this ruler is a must have! Great projects.

  31. candy says:

    I love how versatile this ruler is. so many block, so little time

  32. dawn says:

    I’ve been reading through this blog hop and have really been inspired to try some curve piecing. This ruler really makes it seem easy. I love Metro Hoops pattern! On my to do list!

  33. Michele says:

    I loved watching you put the pillow together – your color choices to quilting it!

  34. Katy says:

    It certainly looks like a versatile ruler ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. VickiT says:

    Great pillow you created with the ruler. And your blocks you’ve made are all beautiful. I really love the black and purple one. Very pretty.

  36. I bought the ruler as soon as I saw one of the quilts made from this book…now I just need to find the book!

  37. Carolyn says:

    The ruler really looks like something I need. Your pillow is gorgeous!

  38. CeLynn says:

    I knew you had something awesome up your sleeve ๐Ÿ˜‰ Very sweet pillow!

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