After celebrating a no- sewing day yesterday, I assembled the Southward Bound at Dusk block today. This is Block Seven of the quilt `Round the Year’ , free blocks of the month being posted on this blog from July 2013.
It took me unexpectedly long – almost four hours – to get it all together. But, I love this block! Now finally to piece Lollipop Candy, the spiral block…
I took about fifteen minutes to assemble the Mariner’s Compass outer ring of the Southward Bound block. I was delighted by the way it all came together so perfectly! I must take a picture and share how I think the seams should be pressed for best results!
I started to applique the inner smaller compass in the centre, but gave up on that. I think it will have to come on last, after the ring has been attached to the background.
I also cut the fabric for Venus , which is Block Five in `Round the Year’, Block of the Month Quilt. For a change, I kept away the rotary cutter and used my scissors instead. After all, one of the advantages of foundation paper piecing is that one does not need accurate cutting!
Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! If all goes as planned, I should be able to show you my pieced Venus block tomorrow evening; it does seem to be a very simple block!