I’ve been having fun sewing curves! I first learned how to sew a curve when my local quilt guild hosted a Schoolhouse for the Quick Curve Ruler. All the students learned how to sew curves, using the incredibly fun and easy ruler. Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I took another class for a fun pattern called Color Love. This pattern uses similar tools and the end result is fabulous! Let me show you how it’s done!
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- Mini Wonderful Curves (book by Sew Kind Of Wonderful)
- Color Love is just ONE of 16 Seasonal patterns in this book!
- An assortment of prints for the colored diamond shaped in the center
- An assortment of Low Volume Fabric
- You can get a nice assortment right HERE.
- More Low Volume Fabric for the binding
- Qty 1.5 yard of backing (I used Tula Pink All Stars – Tail Feathers in Poppy)
- Quilter’s Dream Supreme Batting (because it’s the best and I love it so much)
- Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
- Thread (I recently tried the Sulky Brand and loved it!)
- Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
- Quick Curve Ruler Mini by Sew Kind of Wonderful
- Frixon Pen (always handy for when you need to mark something)
- Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
- Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
- Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
- Pair of bent nose tweezers (these are not required, but sooooo helpful)!
Cutting the Fabric
I’m inserting this video, which demonstrates how easy it is to use the Quick Curve Ruler Mini. For the Color Love Pattern, you will be cutting all your fabric in preparation for sewing. Once you sew your first curve set together, the video also demonstrates how to square up your piece. The more you make these blocks, the easier it becomes!
I like to keep my scraps and had quite a bit of Tula Pink Tent Stripes and Pom Poms left over from previous projects. I love how colorful these prints are and how they play really well with my assortment of Low Volume Fabrics.
Assembling the Quilt Top
Once I figured out the layout (with the help of my Quilty friend Kelly), I just pieced it all together! If you look closely, not every block is a curve set. Some are simply squares! Such a fun and happy mini quilt!
I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt this up. I also invested in some Quick Curvit Quilting Rulers to help me with the Quilting. These rulers helped me follow the curve that the pieces take, once they are sewn together. I love how the finished quilt turned out! I used some of my Tula Pink Tail Feathers in Poppy to complete the backside of the quilt. I just love how it came together!
I hope you make a Color Love Mini Quilt for yourself. When you do – don’t forget to share your project in our Facebook Group! See you there!