Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I chose to use reverse applique for this block because the thought of having to applique 12 teenie little quarter circles made me cringe.

I didn't do a very good job of taking photos of this block, so be sure to read the instructions carefully.

Out of your main fabric, cut:
One 2 3/4"x2 3/4" square
Four 1 5/8"x2 3/4" rectangles
Out of your background fabric, cut:
One 2 3/4"x2 3/4" square
Four 1 5/8"x2 3/4" rectangles
Four 1 5/8"x1 5/8" squares

Print or trace the block diagram onto freezer paper and cut out on all the lines. Throw away the little quarter circles. (Yay!)

Iron the main sections of freezer paper onto the right side of fabric as follows:
the outside sections onto the background fabric rectangles
the center section onto the main fabric square

Make sure to center them accurately on the fabric.
Cut away the fabric on the curves, leaving a small seam allowance to turn under. I left just a little less than ¼".
Clip the curves every ¼" or so to within 2 or 3 fabric threads from the freezer paper.

Lay the remaining fabric rectangles and center square onto a table, right side up. Place the cut-out sections on top of these fabric pieces, freezer paper side up, lining them up carefully.
Baste through all the layers. Be sure to leave enough space between the basting and the edge of the freezer paper to allow for the seam allowance to be turned under.

Using the reverse applique technique described in previous blocks like C-9, applique all the curves.

Assemble the block like a four patch:

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