It has been the hardest one so far, though the next one is up, and promises to be as fiendish.
After Leila had made this block by 'conventional' means another quilter came up with a system for foundation piecing it. I had recently come across the foundation piecing method using freezer paper, where there is much less paper wastage, here and had to give it a go.
It was not the easiest thing I have ever done, in fact, I think it qualifies as the hardest!
I started by digging out and sorting all my green and whitish scraps. this turned out to be the ideal block to use the tiniest scraps I had hoarded.
I made the sections, three for each quarter, and stitched together, and then laid out, and this is where I got a bit lost in the system. I could see where everything had to go, but getting the precision was a nightmare. In the end I realised the only thing I could do was sew these sections together, leaving a square(ish) hole in the middle and add the centre square later.
In the end I top stitched that centre square into place!
How about the odd garden picture now?
Gorgeous rich lilies- yes the lily beetles have had a go!
And this little pink rambler is prolific!