This is the EQ version so I could try before I buy. I was wondering how small I could make this pattern and still see the terrific visual movement. Okay... I'll try it.
Being a do-it-yourselfer, I made templates, traced from the magazine.
The first set I made were from cardboard. I punched holes with a 1/8" paper punch to provide the placement marks. But after I'd traced around the shapes with pen to mark the cutting line a few times I didn't like the way the templates were starting to soften.
The next set I made were from template plastic. I decided to darken one side of the templates because they kept disappearing on the table while I was working with them!
One weekend not long ago I was laid up in the recliner with a strained knee. I got out my lap board and began marking and hand-cutting the pieces. It was nice, something I haven't done in a long time, but slow going.
I've pieced one block each and I still like it. My curved piecing skills are definitely going to be honed during this project.
But I'm settling into the idea that this isn't going to be a 'quick and easy' quilt. I usually laugh when I read "Quick and Easy" in the same sentence as the word "Quilt". Most quilts are anything but... But as Frank said, "Well they're not going to call it 'Slow and Difficult' now are they?" :D But I was reminded again (and again, and again) I don't quilt for the end product but for the process. Time to dream, time to breath.
"Life is a journey, not a destination."