Curves anyone?

I’m baaaaaaack!  Phew!  It’s been a while… I know! We recently returned home after spending a super relaxing week in Dominican Republic.  My mother came with us and we visited tons of family.  This was the first visit for my husband and the baby so, I was glad they were able to see where my people come from.  My family is from the mountains where we visited my cousin’s farm and several properties he purchased including the land where my great grandmother’s house once stood.  Here are a few pics of some of the scenery out there.

 View from the top of my grandparents’ street.
View of Rio Yaque from one end of my cousin’s farm.
As you can imagine I have had a tough time getting back to my regular life… not to mention how behind I am on EVERYTHING! AH!  Bear with me people.  I finally sat behind my (recently serviced-yay!) sewing machine today and look what I put together….
Drunkard’s Path blocks!

Don’t look so sad!  Those curved seams aren’t as difficult as you think (or have heard) they are.  Would you believe me if I told you I didn’t even use one pin to sew these blocks?!  Well, I didn’t!

Do you see how nice and flat that curved seam is laying?!  Yea… I did that…and without using a single pin!  I surprised myself too!  If you are wondering how I did it… stay tuned.  I’m working on a tutorial and it’s accompanied by your favorite…..a GIVEAWAY!

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4 Responses to Curves anyone?

  1. Becky November 18, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Welcome back! What fun for you to be able to show off your home and family!

    I am completely impressed by the curve stitching with no pins. Can’t wait to see how ya did it.

  2. Lee Ann November 18, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    That is cool that you did that without using a single pin! If I knew how, I might have courage to try.

  3. KatieQ November 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. It’s wonderful that you were able to share your roots with your husband and your child.
    I can’t wait to see the tutorial. I can’t imagine making a Drunkard’s Path block without a single pin.

  4. elena November 19, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    Welcome home! Your grandfather’s village remind me so much of where I grew up; plantation villeges. Single wall houses built in the late 20’s, corrugated roofs [that “sang” when it rained. I loved it. I can hardly wait for your tutorial.

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