The block measures 10.5″ so it would finish at 10″ (1/4″ seams all around) so I started by drawing a 10″ square. next I divided the square according to the block.
Then measure the circle in the center and get that drawn in. Here is where I might benefit from using a compass but I have lots of vases and this one was just the right size.
same size circle for the corners
So that is the block drawn. Now I need to add 1/4 inch seams on all the pieces and cut templates. One way to do this is to cut this apart as it is and then iron the pieces to cardboard (this is freezer paper so it would iron on) and then cut the cardboard adding 1/4″ to the edges. Some old quilting books recommended using sandpaper for templates so they would not slide on the fabric as they are traced. I like template plastic, I put the plastic over the drafted block and trace it adding 1/4 inch and then cut. I only will need a few templates for this block.
8 of each of these templates will make up the block. The antique has a solid circle in the center but I am dividing the block into 4 equal parts (4 square). I think it will make the piecing easier. I plan to do hand piecing for this.
Here are the fabrics I plan to use
I don’t know If I will use all of the fabrics but I do plan to make the quit with a scrappy look. I will use the yellow and cheddar for the circles and the green and double pinks for the rest. These fabrics are the Pomegranate Collection by the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. I bought them at the AQS Grand Rapids show and I can not remember which vender they came from but they are beautiful fabrics.
I can hardly wait to start cutting it up…..but lots to finish up first!