What a great weekend, getting to finish this quilt! I’d had the Quick Curve Ruler in my shop, along with a few of Jenny Pedigo’s patterns, since last year sometime, I just hadn’t had the right project (or time!) to do something with it.
And then Michael Miller offered the Madrona Road challenge to the Modern Quilt Guilds. We signed up, and they sent us a bunch of fabric, which we cut down into packets for members that wanted to participate. I love this line so much, I decided to purchase a bundle of the other colorway (well played, Michael Miller). I am so glad I did, because making this quilt was so much fun.
I knew I wanted to use the QCR with this challenge, and I stumbled across this blurb in Fat Quarterly. The pattern was PERFECT for this line, in my opinion. The overview sounded easy enough, but I ran into huge snags, trying to figure out how to make it work (namely that first curve and the trimming). I consulted my BFF, and finally I was on the right road.
Seriously, the QCR is so easy to use. I love that you actually make the block slightly larger than needed so that you can trim down to an exact size, with even shape. I am so in love with this template. It’s not flimsy acrylic, either. It’s very sturdy!
For the back, I kept it simple. Before I was a quilter, I seriously hated pink. I guess that’s changed a little, huh?
I finished with a simple meander, and a Corn Yellow Kona binding. I am keeping this one for myself!
The Quick Curve Ruler and four of Jenny Pedigo’s patterns are available in my shop. Check out Jenny’s blog – there are links to GREAT YouTube videos showing how to use this template. You can’t go wrong. There are also numerous free templates and quilt-a-longs on her website.