The Patchwork Petals sewing party with Mister Domestic is in full swing! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Mathew’s excellent blog post (with LOTS of Foundation Paper Piecing video resources). You can also read all about my process for designing all four Patchwork Petals blocks here.
Are you sewing along with Mister Domestic and me? It’s not too late.
Get your Patchwork Petals pattern here and join in on the fun!
And be sure to check out the replay of our Block 1 live stream! Mathew’s laugh is contagious!
One question that has come up is about the bulk of the seams and alignments, especially in the middle of the block. One of the challenges with foundation paper piecing can be the handling of seams. This block is a bit bulky in the middle, but it is manageable. I want to share some “behind the scenes” or the back side of my block to show you what mine look like. In the pattern, I describe which way to press the seams. If you follow my instructions, you’ll end up with something that looks like these:
It does look a little bit messy, but I find if I get it somewhat flat on the back (with a hot, dry iron) and then flip it over and give it another good hot press it will be good to go for quilting.
Check out what you’re all making and prepared to be inspired!
And check out the layout options that Alyssa is playing around with. I can’t wait to see the final quilt!