For this horror, you find yourself waving your hand in the air - me! me! I want to join - and then realize you have no idea how to do what you volunteered for.
I never made a block with a curved seam.
But I LOVE to learn new stuff, and how hard could it be?!
I was given a block design. I had to make the correctly sized pattern pieces. This involved lots of sharp tools.
I did not stab myself with the compass.
I did nearly bleed on my block as I took a huge rotary slice into my thumb while cutting out all the pieces. Good thing I have lots of butterfly bandages because there is NO TIME for an ER visit.
This story ends happily with a seam-matching, square, correctly sized block - on my first try! It looks a tad rumply from pressing in some guides for pinning, but it's flat and pucker-free. I made a second and it worked as well.
I am beyond excited that I did it. I took pictures as I went along and will share them one I get them cropped. One more reason why bees and swaps are great. They can really push you to expand your skills.
I've done some of this, too. Finally, a happy swap block, for the potholder pass swap.
I really enjoy just cutting fabric up, then sewing it together as I go along. No seam-matching, curved edge pressure here!