Monday, November 18, 2013


I thought it best to make one block to see how it would go.

Luckily I read the instructions from the magazine.  I was all set to do it in a different order.  Their instructions make more sense.  You sew all of the straight lines together first.  You are then left with several long arcs to piece. 

I haven't done much curved piecing.  It's slow going.

First, the center section, all straight seams.

Next, the other two sections, still all straight seams.

Then add the arc to the corner pieces.

Lastly sewing the corner pieces to the center.

Actually, it's not difficult, it's just slow.

And, it turned out exactly the right size - 14-1/2" square (finished size will be 14").

This quilt should keep me busy all winter.  

Remember:  enjoy the process.


  1. This is going to be gorgeous! It's a good sign that it came out exactly the right size - mine never do!

  2. Thanks Janis...Well, one of them came out the right size so far! I found I had to make a little adjustment in one of the templates, things weren't going together right. Luckily, it needed to have just a hairs-breadth shaved off. Now things are lining up much easier.