I am not happy with this block for obvious reasons. I think I will make it again.
While I’m familiar with applique -this is an applique quilt I made a few years ago-, this block is was beyond my ability I thought.
Susan rates this block as medium difficulty. My rating is HARD with capital letters. Not only the pieces are tiny but they’re arranged in a perfect circle!
At the end of the post I have added some applique advice.
How to make this block
Cut the base. It is recommended that you cut the square a bit larger than the finished size. You will trim at the end.
Find the middle by folding the square twice.
Pin in the middle.
Now, what I did was to cut the paper pattern without the seam allowance and used it to draw the shape on the white fabric.
I used a water soluble marker.
And then trace a full circle.
Using a ruler make 4 marks on the circle. The marks are where the ends of the wedges go.
Now, making sure that edges are aligned start the applique… and do a better job than I did!
Tips on doing the appliqué
Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns
Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.