Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a hand piecing class with Mickey Depre. The class was based on the Castle Wall block and as it was one I had seen recently and admired I was happy to sign up for the class. Mickey is a great teacher and I learned a few new tips and was even able to complete my block in class.
It was really fun fussy cutting fabrics for this block and I am thrilled with how it turned out. This will be another block to add to my bright sampler quilt and I have even prepped another block as I had already cut a second set of the striped fabric in class. I changed my mind on one of the fabrics during class and decided that the stripe need to change too.
This is the set of templates we used for the class. It makes a 9" block and using them made the process very easy. We traced both inside and outside the template and cut on the outside line while the inside line was the stitching line. The templates are perfect for fussy cutting too.
My mind is now swirling with ideas for a full sized quilt using this pattern. Hmm, what fabric direction should I choose?
And speaking of hand piecing, here is a top that I hand pieced a few years ago. I am trying to work through my pile of UFOs and this top is screaming for a border.