Let's start with Alarming Conditions.... I followed the colors as what is shown in the book. A dark brown, pink and cream.
First, trace the lines of the pattern right out of the book, make several copies (I make extras in case I make a 'boo-boo')
|Break the square down as shown into sections and draw 1/4 seam allowance around each section. (1st row, 3rd row (two sections) and 5th row) You are creating the paper piecing blocks to complete this square.|
|One a second copy of the pattern draw a 1/4" seam allowance around the 2nd and 4th row of the pattern.|
Since it had been awhile since I did paper piecing, I needed a refresher coarse and
I found this website helpful...
|sewing along.... remember to sew on the drawn line....|
|finger pressing as I go....|
|Notice my seam lines and that I sew past the margins of the block...|
|When you are done paper piecing each section trim the block... remember to leave the 1/4" seam!|
|Sewing the rows together...|
|The finished block, it measures 6 1/2" including seam allowance.|
Let's get started...
Cut 6 green 2 1/2" squares
Cut 6 Pink 2 1/2" squares
Stack 1 pink and 1 green, right sides together in pairs.
|Draw a line in pencil from corner to corner...|
|Sew a scant 1/4" seam on each side of the line...|
|Cut apart and iron|
|Square and trim up to be a 2" square... you should have 12 of these blocks.|
Now lets make the 4 center squares... you will need to cut;
4 2 1/4" green squares
2 2 1/2" pink squares
2 2 1/2" white squares
|Make 2 pairs of a pink and white square with right sides together. Draw a line from corner to corner in pencil.|
|Sew a 'scant' 1/4" seam on each side of the line on all 2 pairs.|
|Cut apart & iron.|
|Pair together one pink & white triangle square with a green square, right sides together. Draw a pencil line from corner to corner as shown in the picture.|
|Sew a 'scant' 1/4" seam on each side of the drawn line.|
|Cut these sections apart and iron.|
|You will only need 4 of these sections to make the white pinwheel in the center. Only 4 of them will work... you will have 4extra blocks. I'm going to make a little pin cushion out of mine.|
|Lay the blocks out following the placement either pictured here or in the book. Sew together.|
|Whoo Hooo another block finished!|