I first met Jenny and Helen from Sew Kind of Wonderful at Fall Quilt Market 2 years ago. It was my first Quilt Market and Barbara (my wonderful MIL) and I were staring down at the show floor through an upstairs window getting so excited for the show to start. We looked over and noticed we had some viewing companions. Well, we soon got to chatting and before you knew it, Helen and Jenny became fast friends!!!

Helen and Jenny shared that they were at Market to do some demo's on their ruler. I made a mental note right then that I had to try this ruler. Well 2 years later, (you know how we get busy) Barbara and I had the opportunity to actually take a Quick Curve Ruler class from the gals at Sew Kind of Wonderful during the Small Town Quilt Show that I was also teaching at. Yippee!!! I knew it was the perfect opportunity to finally give the Quick Curve Ruler a try. Here is Jenny demoing the ruler during class, so awesome!!!

And what can I say, It was Love at first Slice!!! This ruler is so incredible!!! It really makes curves so easy :) And why is it so easy, well it could be that they add allowance to trim so you don't have to be perfect, Yippee!!! Jenny and Helen do a fantastic job on their pattern instructions as well. They are very easy to follow and have great graphics. I finished my first block for the Metro Hoops quilt in class and today I am excited to share the finished quilt.

So here she is, my Metro Hoops!!!! I am so over the moon excited with this quilt finish!!! I pieced curves and they look stunning, if I do say myself ;)

I used some Aviary prints by Joel Dewberry that I had been saving for just the right project!! I paired some Grunge Basics for the diamonds and background. They were the perfect compliment to the prints. Eeekk!! I just love how chic it turned out :)

When it came time to quilt this, I knew I wanted to do something custom and special. So I spent some time playing around with sketches and eventually came up with this ;) I wanted to keep the chic feel, so I went with straight or basic curved lines with no fillers. It was hard not to fill those centers in, but I really love how the simplicity adds to the overall feel. I used Almond, Charcoal, and Medium Grey So Fine 50 by Superior Threads to do the quilting ;) I just love how well it blends!!!

I love all of that yummy texture!! The quilt finishes at 60" x 75" so it is just perfect to curl up in or to lie on the grass and read a good book :)

This quilt was so much fun to make!!! I really fell in love with this ruler and will be adding more Quick Curve projects to my list of things to make for sure ;) (Like this one from Jenny and Helen's new book!!)

And that's not all. Like I said before, Barabar took the class with me as well. She decided on the Urban Chained pattern. Isn't it so fun!!!

She got the blocks all whipped up, but when it came time to sew them into rows she decided to get a little creative and try something of her own making. I love that Barbara always changes patterns around to make it her own version ;) This is what she came up with!! So fun huh!!! I think she is going to call it Brackets, so cute!!!

It just goes to show you can do just about anything with this awesome ruler!!!!

There is going to be a linky party on the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog on Friday 29 through 31 August – you can link up any quilt or block made using the Quick Curve Ruler. If you haven’t tried a QCR project yet, never fear, there’s a chance to win a ruler (see below :) during the bloghop and have a go. And be sure to follow along with all of the other bloghop participants for lots of QCR Inspiration!

Monday 18 August | http://quokkaquilts.com |

Tuesday 19 August | www.cluckclucksew.com |

Wednesday 20 August | www.fromthebluechair.com |

Thursday 21 August | liveacolorfullife.net |

Friday 22 August | www.happyquiltingmelissa.com |

Monday 25 August | www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com |

Tuesday 26 August | http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com |

Wednesday 27 August | www.pleasant-home.com |

Thursday 28 August | http://www.lucymade.wordpress.com AND http://msmidge.blogspot.com.au |

Friday 29 August | www.dontcallmebetsy.com |

The bloghop is going to be followed by a 'Curve it up' Challenge Quilt-a-long on the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog starting in September, so join in the bloghop, get inspired and get ready to Curve It Up!

Now . . . Didn't someone say something about a

**Giveaway**!!!!! The wonderful ladies at Sew Kind of Wonderful have generously offered a Quick Curve Ruler and a copy of their new and totally awesome book, Contemporary Curved Quilts for one of my readers!!!!!**1 - Simply leave a comment that has the word Curve in it . . . Anything will do :)**

**2 - All Happy Quilting Followers, old and new, can have a second entry, just**

**leave a comment here of how you follow i.e. Bloglovin, Email, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter :)**

And that's it ;) The giveaway will be open until Wednesday evening and I will announce a winner Thursday morning, the 28th ;) All entries welcome :)

Love your quilt! (But, I say that about every one you post!) I definitely see some CURVEd piecing in my future!

ReplyDeleteAnd, I follow you on Bloglovin and Facebook. Thanks for the inspiration!

ReplyDeleteLoved the CURVE piecing! That quilt is really pretty. I want to do Metro Rings and Lattice too!

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ReplyDeleteI am a follower and I love how that curve ruler makes so exact. Love your quilt and the quilting is stunning.

ReplyDeleteI've secretly wanted to learn how to curve piece, but have always been too afraid to give it a go... winning this prize would give me the incentive I need to try it! Thanks for the chance!

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteI'm not usually a ruler kind of girl but this one is definitely making me rethink that. Easy curves? Sold!

ReplyDeleteCan't wait to cut those CURVEs!

ReplyDeleteI enjoy your blog--and I do like CURVEd piecing (made my 2 sons twin size Drunkard's Path quilts over 30 yr. ago).

ReplyDeleteI follow you on bloglovin too. Love these quilts, but I'm afraid of curves. ;(

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog on Feedly.

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog on feedly!

ReplyDeleteI personally.have to many curves, and never tried CURVES in quilting, but anxious to try!

ReplyDeleteLove your Metro Hoops quilt, the colors are perfect for fall. Since I'm one of those people who is built like a stick figure I would love to make a quilt with the Quick Curve Ruler so I could cover up with it and for the first time in my life say that I have some curves.

ReplyDeleteWow! Curves have been my biggest fear (I finally conquered zippers). This ruler would take the fear away!

ReplyDeleteI follow via Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteI'm a follower via FB and Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteCurvy sewing has always frightened me. I decided to work on that fear and am putting together an Urban Tiles square. Not as bad as I had feared.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteI crave the curve! Thanks for the chance.

ReplyDeleteI would love to try a curve project. My son is getting married soon, and I think these designs would make a wonderful wedding quilt.

ReplyDeleteAwesome curves! The book looks amazing. Thanks for the chance.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Pinterest

ReplyDeleteI'm a follower on Bloglovin'. Thanks

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ReplyDeleteI really need to stop snacking on the Buttermilk pound cake I just made or I'm going to get way too curvy.

ReplyDeleteI can't wait to try all these curves. Now i want to try the one you made, it's beautiful!!

ReplyDeleteYour Metro Hoops is very chic! I recently sewed some test blocks with a curve. Thanks for the opportunity to win the ruler and book!

ReplyDeleteI definitely want in on this learning curve! My fingers are crossed that I may be able to create something as gorgeous as your quilt! Thank you for the chance :)

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin

ReplyDeleteI love the QCR and have made several curve quilts.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin'. You'll see me there, just beyond the curve ;)

ReplyDeleteI follow you on blog login. Love love love you blog.

ReplyDeleteCurve is the word! Curve quilts, curvy roads, and yes, curvy body.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on bloglovin'. I would love to try these curves!!

ReplyDeleteI am so afraid of Curves - with this ruler, I would attempt it! LOL!

ReplyDeleteI made a cat mat using the curvy ruler!

ReplyDeleteI am not new to sewing a curve or two. I made garments for many years. Looking forward to adding a curve element to my quilting.

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I follow your blog on Bloglovin.

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I follow on Facebook. I think I am getting a smartphone in the next few days, so I'll be following you on Instagram too!

ReplyDeletelove the awesome quilts you can do with the curve ruler. you quilt is beautiful

ReplyDeleteI follow you on facebook and bloglovin

ReplyDeleteTime to start sewing curves! Thanks for the giveaway.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Feedly.

ReplyDeleteI just love your curves...

ReplyDeleteThank you for the great chance,

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I'm always amazed at all the different looks that can be made with the curve ruler!

ReplyDeleteI'm a new follower on Bloglovin.

ReplyDeletegorgeous quilts, and both so totally different, yet using the same curves...

ReplyDeleteI'm an Instagram follower

ReplyDeleteI follow on FB and Bloglovin'. Thanks! notwendy gmail

ReplyDeleteI have yet to try curved quilt blocks. I'm looking forward to the possibility of trying them using this ruler. Thanks! notwendy gmail

ReplyDeleteJust ordered my copy of Curve It Up for my Quick Curve Ruler. Can't wait to get started on it. Love all the curves!

ReplyDeleteI follow on Pinterest.

ReplyDeleteCultivate your curves they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided. --Mae West

ReplyDeleteI follow through blogger.

ReplyDeleteI'd love to win one of these curved rulers and make a curved quilt. Curves haven't been one I've made before. I'm still challenged with points meeting up right. ;P Beginner

ReplyDeleteI'm a follower by email, twitter and pintetest.

I love blocks with curves but have never really liked doing them! Perhaps now I have the ruler I will get used to making curves. Your quilt looked beautiful!

ReplyDeleteI follow you on bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteYour quilt is wonderful...great job on those curves!

ReplyDeleteI'm a happy follower via GFC and Bloglovin. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

ReplyDeleteThose ladies have some nice curves, and so do you. ;) I can't wait to see more of your curves, hee hee hee...

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog! Love it. I know I've told you this before but I dropped following you for a while and I regretted it.

ReplyDeleteI love the quick curve ruler. It makes me feel more curvey...

ReplyDeleteI follow on bloglovin

ReplyDeleteThe more I sit and sew, the more curvy I become! ;-)

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I follow you on bloglovin.

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Melissa...BEAUTIFUL!!! that's all I can say!!

ReplyDeleteOf course I follow you!!

ReplyDeleteYou're Metro Hoops have just the right Curves! Well done.

ReplyDeleteI follow with GFC

ReplyDeleteThat ruler and book would really throw a curve ball in my quilting routine. Exactly what I need! ;)

ReplyDeleteI also follow on Pinterest!

ReplyDeleteCurves scare me but I'd love to give them a try.

ReplyDeleteI'm following on IG and probably a few other places too.

ReplyDeleteWhat a nice giveaway... I've been eying that Quick Curve ruler for months!

ReplyDeleteI follow with Bloglovin'!

ReplyDeleteLove your quilt! Hope to win...

DeleteHI, love your CURVE QUILT!

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Begone fear of curves! This ruler makes sewing curves a breeze.

ReplyDeleteI love those curve rulers.

ReplyDeleteI follow on Bloglovin'.

ReplyDeleteFabulous quilt!

ReplyDeleteCURVEs terrify me but I love the Urban Chained quilt!!

GFC follower!

ReplyDeleteI follow via Bloglovin!

ReplyDeleteI love my Quick Curve Ruler! Your quilt came out beautifully!

ReplyDeleteI have never made a Curve quilt but would love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

ReplyDeleteI follow on Bloglovin! Thank you!

ReplyDeleteThe quilting was a perfect match. It was love at first slice with the QCR too :)

ReplyDeleteI follow on bloglovin, thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your pics (lucky you - taking a workshop!)

ReplyDeleteI love curve piecing but am also intimidated~ this would be a great ruler to get me past my fears. Thanks for the chance!

ReplyDeleteI don't like taking curves fast with my husband driving but I think I could easily drive a fast curve making quilt blocks with this ruler.

ReplyDeleteI am a happy bloglovin follower! :-)

ReplyDeleteMelissa, your Metro Hoops quilt is amazing! Love the design and fabrics! The quilting you did for it takes my breath away! It could not be more perfect!

ReplyDeleteI love Barbara's Bracket quilt too. Maybe I might get brave enough to try sewing curves.

I love this blog hop!!!! Thanks for all the work you do....I have not done much with a curve so excited to try. I have the ruler and have been looking at the book since it came out.....

ReplyDeleteThank you for hosting the giveaway - talk about a stunning endorsement for a product! I am following you on Bloglovin'.

ReplyDeleteI'm sold! I have to have a Quick Curve Ruler!

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteNot in the giveaway; just have to tell you how stunning both quilts are. I, too, love the quilting on yours, and love the personal spin Barb put into hers.

ReplyDeleteI love the Metro Hoops curves! You picked such great colors, nice job!

ReplyDeleteI have been wishing for this (figuratively and literally wishlisting it) for some time now. Thanks for the chance to enter and thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt with us.

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ReplyDeleteI follow you by email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

ReplyDeleteWhat a beautiful quilt! Wonderful quilting too! I receive your newsletter.

ReplyDeleteI wish I could find my curves again..alas I have had too much chocolate!

ReplyDeleteI've been looking at this Quick Curve Ruler, watched the videos, and really like the way the ruler is used to trim up the finished block.

ReplyDeleteI follow you by email and on FB - thanks for all the inspiration!

ReplyDeleteI've been wanting the Quick Curve ruler, but curves scare me. I keep hearing that the blocks are easy, so I may have to give it a try.

ReplyDeleteI follow you by email.

ReplyDeleteIt looks so pretty. I've been ready to try curves for a while. I need to be brave!

ReplyDeleteI follow you on BlogSpot and on instagram.

ReplyDeleteI own and use the Quick Curve ruler. And I just bought a couple more patterns last week. Contemporary Curved Quilts is on my wish list! Would love to win it!

ReplyDeleteFollowing you on Pinterest! So many curved quilts to make and so little time!

ReplyDeleteI love the look of curves in a quilt!

ReplyDeleteI follow via email and look forward to your posts. :)

ReplyDeleteJenny and Helen make curves fun! :-D What a wonderful giveaway.

ReplyDeleteYour quilt turned out beautifully. Fantastic job.

Great quick curve ruler giveaway! 24Tangent@gmail.com

ReplyDeleteI'm scared to death of CURVEs but ever since I saw this pattern I've thought about giving it a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

ReplyDeleteI follow you by e-mail and would love to try the curve ruler.

ReplyDeleteCarol in NE

Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

ReplyDeleteWOW!! Your quilt looks amazing! You're right the simple yet elegant quilting is striking! I

ReplyDeleteabsolutely adore the metro lattice quilt, and the quilting on their poinsettia table runner is absolutely drool worthy. Thank you for the opportunity to win a quick curve ruler and the book. mommajaehn at gmail dot com

I have really enjoyed this Curve Ruler blog hop, love to see what's being created.

ReplyDeleteI just signed up for your blog. Fun stuff!

ReplyDeleteIn my first quilting class we were required to at least one block with a curved pattern -- I said never again! Your quilt is so beautiful - you may have convinced me to try....

ReplyDeleteI follow on Bloglovin!

ReplyDeleteI love this curve ruler and it is on my wishlist. I am sure that the UPS guy can make the CURVE to get it to my house.

ReplyDeleteI follow by bloglovin and email.

ReplyDeleteI'd love to win the quick curve ruler and book, I've been enjoying seeing everyone's quilts on the blog hop and would really like to make my own.

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Do both comment have to have "curve in? Well, they do now anyway! I follow you on bloglovin'.

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I am afraid of curves, but I would love to conquer them with the Quick Curve Ruler. Thanks!

ReplyDeletePlease click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

I love my curves on my body and I'd love for my sewing / quilting to have some too!

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin!

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

ReplyDeletePlease click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

I'm willing to get on a new learning CURVE to try this out.

DeleteI follow you on Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteThe ruler looks like it has any easy learning CURVE to it :)

ReplyDeleteI love my Quick Curve Ruler. It would be awesome to win Jenny and Helen's book. Curve sewing is so much fun with their ruler. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for offering a giveaway.

ReplyDeleteI have followed Happy Quilting via email for a while now and always look forward to opening my messages.

ReplyDeleteI need to get up the nerve to sew a curve!

ReplyDeleteI follow via GFC.

ReplyDeleteI think my body has a few too many curves.

ReplyDeleteI follow with GFC.

ReplyDeleteI have a little too much curve in my body shape, but not enough curves in my quilts! I would love to win this ruler!

ReplyDeleteWorking with specialty rulers would be a bit of a learning curve for me but I have always been drawn to curves in quilts. They have so much movement. Thanks for the fun give-a 0way.

ReplyDeleteWhen I took the Metro Rings class with Jenny, I discovered just how easy it was to use the Quick Curve Ruler, making those dreaded curves so easy to sew.

ReplyDeleteIf I switch from straight piecing, it may throw my quilting for a curve! Thanks for the giveaway.

ReplyDeleteI follow via e-mail.

ReplyDeleteBeautiful quilt. I've been wanting to try a quilt with curved piecing, the quick curve ruler would really help.

ReplyDeleteBoth your and Barbara's curve pieced quilts are gorgeous! They make me want to try one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway! k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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I have trouble with the curve. A plate doesn't do it for me. imakejoy@aol.com

ReplyDeleteI follow via bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteI'm not afraid of curves, but this ruler looks like it makes it really easy.

ReplyDeleteI follow via emails.

ReplyDeleteI made a Drunkard's path block; that had curves in it. My body has curse--bigger than the ones on the Drunkard's Path block. I try to follow Curves. Now I am seeing curves everywhere :-)

ReplyDeleteI follow you via email. I just had to laugh at my curves comment. There is a typo that may be more ture than I want to admit ;-)

ReplyDeleteBoth you and Barbara have wonderful finishes from the Small Town Quilt Show! All of the curves are perfection.

ReplyDeleteI follow you via email and Facebook. Thanks for yet another great giveaway opportunity!

ReplyDeleteFound you through another blog awhile back, and bookmarked you! Check your blog out when I get a free moment at work!

ReplyDeleteI want to try the Quick Curve Ruler. I've been looking at it a long time.

ReplyDeleteI just started following on Pintrest :)

DeleteI follow by email, though I have not been receiving them, so now I follow on Bloglovin. And on Instagram.

ReplyDeleteI enjoy following you with Bloglovin'!

ReplyDeleteMy learning curve could use some help from the Quick Curve....thanks for the chance!

ReplyDeleteI need to learn how to sew curves, it is next on my to do list!

ReplyDeletegreat giveaway

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ReplyDeleteLove the quilt! The quilting looks fabulous. I've been curious about the quick curve ruler. I've seen so many great quilts using it.

ReplyDeleteI follow just about everywhere: twitter, feedly, IG, FB.

ReplyDeleteYour quilt is awesome, love the curves/circles. Isn't it great to find the perfect project for your treasured fabric.

ReplyDeleteThe quilt is gorgeous! Amazing what you can do with a quick CURVE ruler--wish I have one!

ReplyDeleteI follow you through email. Thanks!

ReplyDeleteI absolutely love your quilt and the quilt stitches are perfect!!! I really want a curved ruler and this book!!!

ReplyDeleteI am following you via Bloglovin'!!!

ReplyDeleteI used to use a French Curve, now I will use the Quick Curve Ruler for all my quilting needs!

ReplyDeleteI love your blog and follow you on Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteThe only curve block I have ever done so far has been a Drunkard's Path, but I think I'm ready to try something else - especially if I win that amazing ruler!

ReplyDeleteMy spine is perfectly curved for handpieceing and quilting. I bought the curve ruler !!

ReplyDeleteI am a big fan and follower in all the ways.. lol

ReplyDeleteNever thought I'd ask someone to "Throw me a Curve!"....but am today.."Pleeeeeeeese Thro Me a Curve Ruler,.....& Book!!!" lol These Quilts are AWESOME!!

ReplyDeleteI'm a Follower! thru Email, Bloglovin', & Pinterest!!! TADA! :)

ReplyDeleteI have yet to try a CURVEd pattern but I have been itching to try!

ReplyDeleteI follow you on blog lovin

ReplyDeleteI love the quilt! I am definitely afraid of sewing curves but this book just might help me get past it. Thanks for the chance to win. kthurn@bektel.com

ReplyDeleteCURVE piecing has always looked hard to me, but maybe I will give it a try!

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ReplyDeleteI happily follow Happy Quilting with email. kthurn@bektel.com

ReplyDeleteI follow via Facebook, email, Pinterest and Instagram:-) you are a fabulous quilter, thanks for sharing your works of art!

ReplyDeleteI can't wait to sew around the curve.

ReplyDeleteSigo voce no Facebook, e nas curvas desta régua costuro vida e saudades!!!!

ReplyDeleteI follow on Bloglovin!

ReplyDeleteI love sewing with CURVEs, so much fun!

ReplyDeleteI need to try some Curves!! Would love this book to get me started. thanks for the giveaway

ReplyDeleteJust followed you on Instagram!

ReplyDeleteI follow thru e-mail. thanks

ReplyDeleteCurving round the bend any day now.....la la la........thanks for the giveaway-- I love how both of these came out! So lucky you have a quilting buddy in your MIL!

ReplyDeleteI follow at least in GFC, but I think maybe in Bloglovin too....

ReplyDeleteI want the Quick Curve Ruler win!

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