Friday, July 29, 2016

How to Foundation Piece Splendid Sampler Block 46

My Splendid Sampler blocks are coming along nicely. I've actually managed to stay mostly up to date. (Be sure to check my Instagram feed if you'd like to see all of them.)

Ever since I started working on my Baby Jane quilt, I tend to always check whether block instructions can be converted to foundation piecing.

When I saw The Splendid Sampler Block 46, "Twirl Time", by Sarah J. Maxwell, I knew this one would be quicker to paper piece than rotary cut. One caveat: as with applique, paper pieced blocks will turn out to be a mirror image of the pattern. I keep forgetting this. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes it doesn't. This time it did. Phew! The block is a mirror image but it's still a twirly whirly and I'm OK with that.

If you're interested, here's my numbering for the block:


Cut it into the four sections and foundation piece. I almost always use the freezer paper method. The link to my tutorial is in the sidebar.

Here's the back after piecing and trimming:

And the front:

All sewn together:

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