- First decide what size you want your finished block to be. Then divide that into 4 smaller blocks and add seam allowances. So for instance I would like to have a finished block of 8 inches square. That means I need 4 blocks each measuring 4 inches. Add seam allowances and I would need 4 squares measuring 4.5 inches.
Next add 0.5 - 1 inch to that number. So I need 4 blocks each measuring 5 inches.
- Next you need a template for your circle. Remember the larger the circle the less background fabric will show and the smaller the circle the more background fabric will show. Draw your circle on some paper and cut it out. I am using a Nutella lid for mine. Even more reason to buy Nutella!
- Fold the circle into quarters. Place it on each of the four blocks and draw around.
- Cut out the quarter circles.
- Decide the layout of your block.
- Take one of the 4 squares and fold each piece in half with wrong sides facing. This helps to find the midpoint of each piece in the curved seam.
- Lie the quarter circle on top of the other piece.
- Pin the centre point and open up so right sides are facing.
- Pin the curved seam.
Sew with the quarter circle down and the background fabric on top. This way you can move the background fabric to avoid tucks.
- Press Open.
- Trim to size (In my example 4.5 inch block)
- Sew Together.
I am not going to show you my finished block as it might or might not be part of my DQS6! Here is a sneak peek.