Jen of course hand pieces hers but I thought this block would come together pretty quickly if I made foundation paper piecing templates for each of the 2" square flower petal blocks.
The piecing of the corner blocks was straightforward. Trying to make everything meet in the middle was not so easy, took multiple attempts with extensive use of the seam ripper and ended up being close to OK but not perfect.
Inserting the stalks was the mother of all messes with me unpicking all sorts of seams, re-pressing seams in different direction, snipping seam allowances and altogether making an unholy mess of the blocks before cobbling them back together in not quite as good shape as they were before the stems came along. So, if you're doing this BOM, it could possibly be that piecing it by hand this month actually is quicker and easier than trying to be clever and shortcut the process with FPP templates.
And for those of you who missed them on Instagram, we at Fat Quarterly have been sent a lovely great big bundle of Jen Kingwell's patterns to be used as prizes at the retreat in just two short weeks.
And I have also had my stash bundle from the Amitie Stash Club - every month an array of interesting and unusual fabrics.
And finally, if you're on Instagram, make sure you follow @amitie_textiles to see wonderful fabrics, patterns and BOMs.