I hope you are enjoying this little quilt a long of mine!!
I last left you piecing up your ovals and I hope your are getting into a good rhythm with the curved piecing.
Today we are going to continue to finish up a quilt block. Wahoooo.
You will need :-
4 pieced ovals - as above
4 corner triangles - as above
and 1 curved edge centre piece
Let's begin -
Start by taking one of your pieced ovals and one corner triangle. As before, fold each piece in half width ways and make a central crease by finger pressing the middle. Position your two pieces as in the photograph above.
Now flip the corner triangle piece onto the oval, lining up those centre creases (you know the drill by now). Pin in the centre.
This time the left and right hand edges of the triangle are not going to be lined up with the left and right hand corners of the pieced oval. They only need to go just past the last pieced wedges of the original arch and overlap onto the corner squares by roughly a quarter of an inch (see pic above). After pinning the right and left hand edges of the white triangle, pin in between these pins as we have done for all the curved seams. Stitch the seam as we have done previously.
This time, press the seam at the back towards the white triangle. Flip over and press on the right side.
One cornered oval made. Repeat these steps to make all four cornered ovals.
Now all that remains to be done is to stitch the four cornered ovals to the centre piece and you're done!
Start by creasing the centre piece in half widthways and lengthways. Crease corner piece in half widthways.
Notice in the photo above, how, exactly as when we pieced the corner piece to the oval, we only need to attach the curved edge of the centre piece to the end of the wedge pieces of the original arch and not right to the ends of the square points.
I hope I haven't lost you with this point.
Flip the oval onto the centre piece, line up those centre creases and pin. Take the left hand edge of the centre piece and meet it up with the left hand edge of the original arch (see pic above). Pin in place and repeat with right hand edge.
This is how the piece looks from the front. It is starting to take on a pretty weird old shape at this stage so don't be scared. Stitch the seam as we have pieced all our curved seams.
Press seam outward towards the centre piece.
Flip over and press over the seam you just joined.
Take your second cornered oval, crease in half widthways and pin the centres together. This time the left hand edge WILL meet the left hand corner edge of the fabric below (the corner square of oval one will be directly under the corner square of oval two). On the right hand side however, as before the right hand edge of the wedge part of the oval will meet the right hand edge of the centre piece below.
View from the back.
Stitch in place and press as before. Your block will now be looking like this.
Attach the third corned oval in the same way as you attached the second oval.
For the last oval, the left and right hand edges of both fabric layers will meet, so pin, stitch and press as before.
Take a moment to drink in the glory and just stare at it - YOU made that!!