Things are moving along with the Cabin Fever Block of the Month. The March pattern went out on the 30th and here we are already in April!
All the monthly center blocks in this quilt involve curve piecing and when you are cutting curves its best to have the curve on the fabric bias. This will help when sewing the curves. And you always want the straight edges (outer edges) of the block on the straight grain of the fabric so your blocks don’t get wavy or wonky.
Align along the straight edge and then rotate the template around keeping one straight edge parallel to the straight edge of the fabric. I also like to align my square ruler with the edges of of the template to keep my rotary cutter and the 90 degree angle straight.
When your getting the arcs ready to sew, it’s easiest to find the center of the arcs and pin there first. Then pin at the two ends. You can pin more (or less) than that but I like having three. I only take a small bite out of the fabric when pinning on the curve, it helps let the fabric lay easier as I’m sewing.
I use my 6 1/2″ square ruler again when I’m done to carefully square up each side of my block unit.
And here is the finished block! I think they look great all together! If you are looking for the pattern you can find it in my shop!