My version doesn't use quite the same purples as she does, but I'm still thrilled with it. Unfortunately, the some of the fabrics in the photo look more pink than they are in real life. Oh well!
This block was quite labour intensive and the directions called for more fabric than was really needed. That said, the extra fabric did allow for very precise and accurate piecing and it's is only one block so I didn't mind. Still absolutely loving this block!
I haven't done foundation piecing in a while, but I remembered a few tips from past experience that helped a lot:
- Fold the seam lines on the foundation paper to weaken the seam lines so it will be easier to tear away later.
- Shorten the stitch length so that seams are strong enough to withstand the tearing of the foundation paper. Shortening the stitch length also further weakens the foundation paper so it is easier to tear away afterwards.
Next week's block will be Pogo Stick by Jessica Brown.
Linking up to Sew Modern Monday! Megan is launching her first pattern and it's definitely worth checking out!
Happy Monday, all!