One of my projects for 2018 is the block of the month I am participating with my local quilt store. The quilt is called Pinwheel Roundabout.
The March block is called Sweet Sixteenish. Last month while my machine was in the shop I had time to cut out the patches needed for each of my blocks. This made it very easy to find the correct Ziploc bag tagged with each month and get to cutting the squares and triangles needed for the block.
We are using Perfect Patchwork Templates from Marti Mitchell Set B to make this block. I’ve gotten the hang of folding and pressing the patches in half if there are quite a few to cut of the same size. This also speeded up the process.
The fabrics to be used on this block can be seen below. Notice how nice the patches are pressed and ready to go. I am feeling pretty organized right now. Just don’t go in my sewing room.
I learned a new technique on this block called a swirled pressed seam. I’m not real sure if everyone else calls it that, but that is what I came up with. It is where you rip out a couple of stitches in the middle of that block that allows you to press the block very flat. The center then presses around the middle instead of one side. It reduces the bulk in the center. I found that the blocks were also more accurate that way.
The block was constructed using a nine patch technique. Once I had all of the nine patches done, I sewed them together in 3 strips and then sewed the strips together.
Here is the finished block. Not too bad.
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