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!