Carolyn shows you how to create this lovely block, which is easier to work by hand as there are so many inset seams.
A delightful traditional block created around an octagonal centre, the Castle Wall can be pieced or cut as a single unit.
As there are so many inset seams, Carolyn shows you how much easier this is to sew by hand. She creates the small units of squares and diamonds, and if any of the corner units are pieced then they are sewn too, so that she is then ready to add them to the centre.
Carolyn guides you through the sewing sequence. She shows you how sewing by hand can leave the seams free, thereby making pressing flat at a later stage easier and she reminds you how to pin your work.
If you have enjoyed this, we have several other workshops by Carolyn, also worked by hand. Click here for Part 1 of Church Dash.
Maybe now that you have this skill under your belt, you would enjoy the Mystery Quilt designed by Sylvia Critcher .