While I was doing row A I had a quick look at row B and it looked like the row from hell.
As it turned out block B01 is an easy one. My applique circles aren’t perfectly round but I was expecting that.
I used reverse appliqué with freezer paper on top and a charm square for the background.
I cut out one of Susan Gatewood’s circles from her free pattern to use as a template to draw the circles.
I cut a 4 1/2 in square of freezer paper. To work out the placement of the circles I drew a grid like below. I drew a line at 1 1/4 intervals on each direction.
Then I put a needle through the centre of the circle and through one of the axis in the freezer paper.
I drew all the circles this way.
Then I cut them out using a very small pair of scissors. This is important if you’re a bit scissor challenged like me.
So here is my charm square.
And the fabric for the circle.
I pressed the frezzer paper on top of the charm square.
I cut the fabric around leaving a 1/4 seam allowance. A bit smaller would have been easier to turn over.
And also I made some small cuts all the way to the freezer paper.
Then I placed the white fabric underneath.
I basted the three layers so they wouldn’t move.
And started the appliqué.
Remove the basting and freezer paper.
This is the back.
Trim off excess fabric and that’s it.
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.
See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.