Beating a Dead Horse

If you'll indulge me one more post about my method for piecing curves I've got a few things I'd like to clarify.

First off, what made me feel like a dummy wasn't how I did it. Actually, I kind of like that I dreamed a quilt and made it real all without being taught, well, anything at all. Why I felt silly was that there was another, very simple and obvious method out there that didn't occur to me and that I didn't put it forth as an option. Also that Niall had tried to explain it to me—at length—and all Andrea had to do was draw me a simple diagram and—click! (Anyone else out there a visual learner?)

I can report that I've tried both methods now and I think they both have their merits. For this particular quilt I like cutting both the pie and the slice from one piece of fabric because the design works nicely with pairs. I do think that cutting from two templates makes for easier sewing. Much easier sewing actually. And when using scraps, and in situations where you don't need two pieces of each fabric I think I'll go with that method.

As a final word I'll point you to Niall's comment left on the last post. Maybe you'll understand what he's saying or maybe you'll see why I didn't get it at first. Either way, it's time to move on.

I'm making slow progress on the Roundabout quilt. The delightfully lazy afternoons of July are calling to me and the sewing machine hasn't been all that compelling of late.

All the photos in this post (and yes, they are completely unrelated to the content) were taken this weekend in Vermont. We've been clearing out the front rooms in our house in preparation for an upcoming project. (Details to follow soon.) There were no fewer than five sewing machines in various states of un-usability upstairs. Does anyone know if these are of any value?

If nothing else, they're fun to photograph!