The 59th block of The Splendid Sampler™ is called “Circle of Friendship”, by Michele Muska. It’s another variation on the traditional Dresden plate, and a quite effective one. I decided to English-paper piece the blades, which helped in accuracy, although it made this block a three or four afternoons one (I don’t glue baste the templates, which makes the process slower).
Before trimming the block I added a basting stitch around the appliqué parts, to keep things in place until the sashing is added.
This pattern would make for a wonderful pillow case, wouldn’t it?
Pattern and link party for this one are here.