Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Block 38 Beans

Welcome to week 38 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about curved piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.

Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
(N.B Due to time and date differences, guest bloggers posts do not always coincide with my post)

My guest today is Shari Butler from Doohikeydesigns. Shari is well known for her fabulous fabric collections - Fox Trails, Hoos in the forest, Hooty Hoot Kangaroo and the new spring release Dress up days.

We spill the beans often either in conversation or dropping the coffee bean container as we rush to make that morning cup of hot java.

  • FQ each of lime, chocolate and dark brown fabrics
  • Freezer Paper

  • Download the templates from here P1here P2 and here P3
  • Trace solid line of templates onto non shiny side of freezer paper
  • Cut out and press shiny side onto back of fabric
  • Trace around freezer paper template with marker and add 1/4" seam allowance
  • Cut pieces from fabric
  • Sew pieces B and C to A, clipping inside of the curves
  • Sew pieces D and E clipping inside the curves.
Let's Play

The Block - 8" finished
On Point Layout with Rotation
On Point Layout with Rotation 
On Point Layout with Rotation
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
I hope you have enjoyed todays curved block.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***


  1. Ooh I really like the first chain version. I'm not afraid of curves, maybe I will get into a quilt like that. It would probably look great amongst some points as well.... very inspiring, Jane!

  2. Wow! I really like this block. And I'm not a coffee drinker...


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