At least that was the idea behind this block. I also wanted to give free pieced curves a try. I used the Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila and Elin Waterson for help on the curves. I definitely got better each time I did one. I did two on practice fabric before I attempted it on the block. I'm a bit concerned that the first one I did on the block may not be laying as flat as it should. Melissa, just so you know, the technique in the book said to use 1/8th in seams so I did. If this quilt gets a bunch of use I'm wondering if that's sturdy enough. I thought about adding some decorative stitching on those curves. If you think that's a good idea. I could easily do that before I send it on.
Lastly, I've signed on for the "Be Brave" project on Jessie's blog. It's all about living life a little more bravely...taking chances, trying things we might not do, and putting ideas into action. This is my first "be brave" act. I was totally going to wimp out on the curves in the inspiration quilts. I was also inpired by our compatriot, Betty Ninja's, post on failure. I know I like to stay in that comfortable place. Thanks to all of you for including me in this virtual bee so I can be brave and explore those uncomfortable places with supportive people.