Difficulty of block: medium
Number of pieces: 28
Method used: hand piecing
I rated this one as medium difficulty, but did find it easy. The tricky part was at the converging seams. You had to be careful not to leave a hole in the center. The solution for this is to "circle the intersection," as described in Linda Franz's book, Quilted Diamonds. This is when you pass the needle around through all of the converging seam allowances before finishing the last section of the seam.
Seams on a hand pieced block are very different then on a machine pieced block. Does anybody have an tips for pressing a hand pieced block, such as this, with over thirty (tiny) seams?
Until next week...happy quilting!
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