I will admit that I was’t really sure what to do with Jen’s June Bee request of ‘Maker’s Choice’. I thought it would be a good opportunity to design something, but my June was just crazy busy at work so I didn’t really have the mental space to dream up something new. By mid July I was really late and was looking for something kind of straight forward to do, but in the end I wanted to at least try something new. I gathered a bunch of blocks on Pinterest and considered a few, but I kept coming back to this one:
I’m pretty good at figuring out how blocks go together, but this one I just could not get. I tried a few times to find the pattern source for the block, but all the images I found on Pinterest only linked back to photos of the blocks. Finally on Saturday night I had a breakthrough and found the pattern and a tutorial here. It’s from a quilt along designed by Paula Storm.
This site has a link to a pattern page. The tutorial shows how to do the foundation piecing with freezer paper and how to do the middle block that includes an inset seam.
Here is my block:
Putting it together really wasn’t that hard, and the tutorial helped a lot. The only issue I had is that when I print the pattern page the 1″ scale on the page comes out about 1/8″ too small. I’ve never had this problem with a pattern I’ve printed from an online source and I’m not sure how to get it to the right size – it is already set to print to actual size on the printer settings. My block came out a bit small, but as it doesn’t seem Jen is going to put these together in to a quilt I’m hoping it doesn’t matter. 🙂 I might try and draw up my own version to get it to finish at 10″ and then make a few for a quilt of my own!
Let me know if you try out the block and if you have the same pattern size problem that I had. I’d love to see more versions.
Ann, Brown Paws Quilting