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, which can be pieced or cut as a single unit.
As there are so many inset seams, Carolyn shows you how this is so much easier 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; again showing you how, when you sew by hand you can have the seams remaining free for pressing flat at a later stage and reminds you of how to pin your work.
Here is her block finished:
If you have enjoyed this, we have several other workshops by Carolyn, also worked by hand, which you can enjoy – click here for part 1 of Church Dash