I had posted the instructions for piecing the second block of my block of the month quilt, Round the Year, here
When I left you, this is where we were, 16 templates pieced and ready for assembly, using the master template as a guide.
Actually, with this picture, gasping in admiration at what you had put together!
So after you’ve finished admiring your templates, head back to the sewing machine. This will come up really fast, and before you know, your block will be ready!
The order of piecing will be
1. Template A to template I; B to J; C to K….H to P!
Place templates A and I right sides together and push pins to align them. Secure with pins along the seam line and remove the hanging pins.
Sew all the pairs, AI, BJ, CK…HP. Remove the paper from the seams and the paper pieces that do not have alignment markers.
Press seam line in alternate directions – as in the corresponding pond template.
Join these eight segments in pairs to make quarter circles. AI to BJ, CK to DL, EM to FN and GO to HP. If you want you can remove the paper pieces on the pond templates now.
Align the two adjoining segments with pins. I need to be very careful at this stage, as I always end up joining the pairs along the wrong edges – pinning helps prevent that.
Secure the two sub blocks together with pins and remove the hanging pins. Ready to sew!
The quarters are finally ready to be joined to the respective background pieces.
The next block is ready to be revealed on the first of the next month! While you get your second block ready, I’ll get my blogpost ready! Do post pictures of your block on my facebook page Patchwork of My Life!