I used freezer paper piecing to make most of this block. Here are a couple of links to some tutorials demonstrating the technique:
The numbers on the pattern represent each individual piece.
The letters represent which fabric goes where.
The block uses 5 different fabrics.
Here is the pattern. It is in PDF format so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you don’t already have it.
Now for the instructions:
1. Either print the pattern onto freezer paper or trace it onto the freezer paper. (shiny side down)
2. Cut each individual piece out of the freezer paper. You should have 49 pieces.
3. Iron your pieces to the underside of your fabric, except the piece 49 that goes on the top of your fabric. (We will be appliquÃ©ing it)
4. I like to trace the freezer paper shapes with a fabric pencil just in case the paper should come off you have a line to follow.
5. Cut a 1/4 inch seam allowance around all the pieces.
6. Sew pieces 1-16 together, making sure it matches the picture. I just sewed in a clockwise pattern. 1 to 2, then 2 to 3, so on and so forth. Since we have the appliquÃ© dot in the center don’t worry about how the center comes out because it will be hidden.
7. Sew 17 and 18 together. I did not paper piece here. Just normal curved sewing.
8. Sew 19 and 20 together.
9. Sew 21 and 22 together.
10. Sew 23 and 24 together.
11. Sew the pieces you made in steps 7 through 10 to the center piece you made in step 6, using picture as a guide.
12. Now that the hard part is done, sew 25 to the top of your square. If for some reason it turns out smaller then the length of the square just center it.
13. Sew 26 to the bottom of your square. If for some reason it turns out smaller then the length of the square just center it.
14. Sew 27 to the left side of your square.
15. Sew 28 to the right side of your square.
16. Sew 29 to 33 together to form the top strip.
17. Sew 34 to 38 together to form the right strip.
18. Sew 39 to 43 together to form the bottom strip.
19. Sew 44 to 48 together to form the left strip.
20. When sewing the strips to the square make sure you do not sew in front of or beyond the line you drew. Sew the top strip to the square.
21. Sew the right strip to the square.
22. Sew the bottom strip to the square.
23. Sew the left strip to the square.
24. Next I did inset seam for the corners. Sew 48 to 29.
25. Sew 33 to 34.
26. Sew 38 to 39.
27. Sew 43 to 44.
28. Remove the freezer paper from the back of the block.
29. Next Needle turn with freezer paper on top the circle to the center.
30. Now go celebrate because you are done
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Please post a comment if you have any questions, comments or if you made the block. I would love to hear from you