If you ever wanted to try a curve-y quilt, Elisa’s Backporch Designs is a good place to start. Many of Elisa’s patterns are made with her custom made curve templates, which are easy to use. Her instructions will guide you through easily sewing curves… no need to fear venturing off the straight and narrow!
The Small Paths Template makes a 3 1/2″ finished block and is perfect for using charms square collections. A free pattern, Small Paths, is included. I’m using this template for the first time to make a mini table topper. My charm pack has just 25 pieces, which translates to 25 blocks. The finished topper will be 15″ x 15″ if I don’t add borders. All the pieces were cut in just 15 minutes. I’ll let you know how the sewing goes!
While merely piecing the curved blocks randomly creates an interesting quilt, Many Paths All Around shows the versatility and the possibilities of the curved block if you use a specific layout. Each block is 16″ square and is comprised of 16 4″ blocks made with the Drunkards Path template.
Check out the video tutorials on the Elisa’s Backporch Designs website. They are very well done, with clear camera shots, good audio, and clear, concise directions. After watching one of the videos you will approach curve piecing with confidence. While you are on the website, take a look at the Gallery of quilts. These are one of a kind quilts made by Elisa Wilson. I tried to select a favorite….. couldn’t do it!