When I started on this sampler quilt, I knew that I wanted a true sampler and I was going to have to use a wide variety of techniques. For these next two blocks, that meant curved piecing. Very scary. It is a lot easier to just cut out a circle and applique it, in my opinion. But then, it doesn’t lay nice and flat, like the curved piecing does.
I drafted the pattern for these blocks with my graph paper and a compass, and made my own templates. However, all I know about curved piecing I learned from The Modern Quilt Workshop. They may not want to lay claim to me, though, when they see the following blocks. I think the lesson I learned here is that quarter circles are pulled off a lot more easily than half circles. Observe:
See what I mean? Those half circles are just all wonky. Not my favorite block.