Here are three quilt block tutorials that I put together for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild BOM.
These tutorials all have improvisational techniques, but they also let you be a little precise if you want to be.
This tutorial lets you practice curved piecing: Curves Ahead
With this one you can try paper piecing without worrying about things being too perfect: Playing with Paper
And this tutorial lets you improvise with strips of fabric: Fenced In
After many moths of neglecting my Dear Jane quilt I finally got some blocks put together for the July meeting.
Here are each of my blocks. The Star block was a bit of a challenge, but the method we used for the center was to fold a little square in half which worked out wonderfully.
I did have a bit of a hard time getting one of the background pieces lined up correctly when paper piecing the star. After ripping out three times I grabbed a 6″ width of fabric strip, placed the paper on top off that and ran it through the machine. Plenty of room and no wasted fabric after I trimmed it … how’s that for a new paper piecing method!