I find this block really pretty and intended it to be my first block! In the original quilt it is really striking in solid yellow and red.
It was actually tougher than it looks. I made those 16 squares using 3 different methods. A couple of them were done with tiny squares being joined diagonally to the corners of the bigger square and flipping open the inner triangle to the corner. For another two I drew foundation paper templates on printer paper. For the rest I used freezer paper foundation piecing templates. This is how they looked, ready for assembly!
It took me nearly two hours to assemble that – there were dozens of points to be matched, and too many layers of fabric. Not so simple in a block of this size. I am not very happy with more about half a dozen of those points…wondering if I should re-do them. Perhaps later, when I am assembling them. When compared, English paper piecing (EPP) is so much more accurate and pretty!
Tomorrow, I’ll be cutting fabric for the next seven blocks and start working on them next week. I’ll do an EPP block next, methinks! It has 4 eight-pointed stars and is really lovely!
One more pic of the block, on point this time!
No of pieces –80
Difficulty level – Moderately difficult
Technique used – foundation paper piecing with freezer paper ( fold away) method