Curved Seams? Bring it!

I’m working on a pretty cute little number right now, if I DO say so myself…

I think I'm going to take out those blackish squares... Thoughts?

The picture isn’t the best, which is probably a good thing — my seams aren’t AMAZING yet. You know, it takes a long time to get really good at anything worth doing well. That’s what people tell me, anyway, and I’ve seen it to be true. I’m pretty “good” at Bikram yoga because I’ve been practicing many times a week for several years. Did I start out that way? Absolutely not.

It’s the same with quilting. You try something new, you feel like a dummy. You try it again, you figure out what you did wrong the first time. You do it again, you learn something else, and pretty soon you’re like, “Curved seams? Please! I live and breathe curved seams!”

We’re teaching a curved seam block on Quilty coming up soon. When we first scheduled it, I was nervous. I just hadn’t done very many curved seams in my life. But now?

Please! I live and breathe curved seams!

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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

2 thoughts on “Curved Seams? Bring it!

  1. Hi Mary,

    Looking forward to your instruction on curved seams…seams difficult but I’m always willing to learn.
    Yeah, I don’t think the black is working very well on that quilt, I’d go with something a bit lighter.

  2. Curved seams scared the beejezus out of me until I sucked it up and did one. Phew, what was all the fuss. Looking at your second picture, all I see is the black and you lose all that hard work you put into the curved pieces. I would definitely change it to something lighter so your work shines. Good luck on your new venture!