As I said earlier, I plan to use this challenge as a chance to play with Score #9, “Get Your Curve on” from Sherri Lynn Wood’s Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. To that end I have made my three sets of curves.
This is not an arrangement, only an attempt to see how much space I can cover–I need to decide between 40 x60 and 50 x 70. I think the latter is quite doable. The aqua row is made from three 18-inch WOF strips of three fabrics. The aqua + red from three 9-inch WOF, and the red from 4 1/2 strips from half of three of the gifted fat eights. The 18-inch arch would not have occurred to me without the book–good thing I reread the chapter before cutting; I do appreciate how it fills space.
I have a bit of geometry to learn–not by studying but by cutting and sewing. I was surprised at how quickly the short wedges formed a circle. Most of the wedges were an inch different between top and bottom. The aqua and the aqua + red wedges were cut variously, ranging from 1/4-inch difference to 1-inch difference. (Measurements are approximate.) I think adjusting the length alone would have adjusted the sharpness of the curve.
The plan in my head had been to outline curves with red bias. Now that I see it laid out, I am thinking I might want to keep the more pastel look. Time and rearranging will tell.
Eventually I’ll link with Ad Hoc Improv Quilters (button in sidebar–scroll down to fourth Tuesday post); however, I hope it is with a later stage!
Challenge fabrics sent here.
Fabrics I added here.