The Splendid Sampler™‘s block n.72 “Full Circle Star”, designed by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is quite a complete one: appliqué and templates. The piecing of this particular block requires time, but I don’t find working with templates difficult -just entertaining-. For the appliqué I decided to do needle-turn appliqué, which I was rather comfortable working with in the centre pieces, but I don’t think it worked for the small circles. At Victoria Findlay’s blog there are some tips about appliqué, and I’m thinking on trying the paper-basted-circle-clip-from-the-back-and-remove-the-paper method and change those circles. I’m also realising that I need to balance some colours on the overall quilt, so perhaps I change the coloured fabric for this one in case I decide to revisit it.
Pattern, info and link party are here.