My comfort zone was tested this month.
In one of my bees, I was asked to make a block featuring pieced circles.
Now, some of you may not know this, but I only started quilting last August. That's less than a year ago. I'm doing well to manage straight lines and only recently started doing an awesome job (if I do say so myself) of matching points. But pieced circles? No thanks. They weren't anywhere near anything on my quilting radar to try.
But, I didn't want to disappoint, and I was lucky enough that another bee member posted a link to an AWESOME curved piecing tutorial. So, I cut out the fabric, set my machine to sew as slow as possible (in case I screwed up), and got started.
And about 8 hours later (remember that I'm dealing with a toddler here, and a preteen that's home for spring break) I had this bad boy in all it's circle-y glory:
That's right. It turns out, I can do pieced circles. Is it perfect? Heck no. But, it's a good starting point for me and I think that I just *might* try this again in the future ... a table runner perhaps, but probably on a larger scale. Smaller circles are hard.
I hope you enjoy your block, Melissa. I didn't really know if I liked the fabric choice at first (it shouldn't matter to me anyway since it's your block and your choice), but I think it totally reminds me of some of the Pottery Barn fabrics I've been seeing around. Like this one: