Robbing Peter

I thought I’d share a bit more detail about building the blocks for this process. I would never make this block without the dies! Having said that, it still takes care and practice.

I tried lots of pins, a couple pins, and finally, no pins at all. That worked best for me. Your mileage may vary.

I start by lining up my pieces like this, with the concave piece on top and a quarter inch of the melon showing.

I take a couple stitches and then I just go slowly, adjusting every few stitches. There are matching points in the center of each piece so I can tell if I’m on track.

I press seams toward the melon shape.

This is what the back looks like so far. I’d like to say I used white thread to make it easier for you to see the seam, but I was just lazy.

I made a few blocks like this as well.

Then I cut them in two.

These will be used as border blocks. Stay tuned.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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2 Responses to Robbing Peter

  1. patti leal says:

    i am intrigued. i hope you keep this for yourself. patti in florida

  2. lois92346 says:

    Oy! I’m with you. It reminds me of shoulder seams on a dress or blouse. Not my favorite thing to do.

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