A Quilter's Mixology: Shaking Up Curved Piecing by Angela Pingel

By Angela Pingel

Follow the "Drunkard's Path" to curved piecing!

You'll notice an creation to curved piecing through one uncomplicated block--Drunkard's direction. writer Angela Pingel demonstrates how this unmarried block will be prepare in numerous styles that glance totally various in each mix. Drunkard's course can create a sinuous remarkable line like its namesake or curved motifs that shape teardrops, arabesques, plant life, and different discrete shapes.

Dive deep into the fundamentals of curved piecing after which discover various initiatives together with big quilts, child quilts, pillows, and a desk runner. locate inspiring new how one can use that previous favourite, Drunkard's course block, to create quilts that glance new and diverse. A Quilter's Mixology is the ideal "next-step" publication geared in the direction of intermediate quilters or quilters trying to find the subsequent problem.

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For me, relying on my own initiative doesn’t work; I need a foolproof system that keeps me on track to my goals. Learning the lingo will only take you so far. To use the Spanish language metaphor again, it might be possible to learn the language with only a translation dictionary, but it sure wouldn’t be easy. A better way to learn is to practice speaking with a native speaker or, better yet, go for an immersive trip to a Spanish-speaking country. Making is no different. Thankfully, though, you don’t have to cross any borders to find an immersive maker experience.

After a few pleasantries, I nervously revealed to Malcolm that I was a total beginner, and he smiled and told me I had come to the right place. Pretty soon, the room began to fill with other attendees. By the time the session started, there were more than twenty people in the space. Despite the size of the group, Malcolm still took the time to go around and have everyone introduce DIT (DO-IT-TOGETHER) | 27 themselves and say what inspired them to come. The group was strikingly diverse, with men and women from every background: an art director, an animator, an artist, a real estate broker, and a software engineer.

That day, and all the sights and experiences that comprised it, will be etched into my mind forever. I had heard about Maker Faire from a number of different people. Each one had raved about the event. I would ask, “Maker Faire? What’s Maker? ” Apparently, it was something to be experienced and not described. As soon as I saw the advertisements for the May event, I made sure to block it off on my calendar. When the big weekend finally rolled around, I was pretty excited to see what the buzz was all about.

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