There were some issues with the previous pattern.
I've changed up the pattern a bit, to hopefully make it easier for you to manage.
It's been double checked, triple checked and stitched out again.
Please re-download the pattern before you start piecing.
This is "May" Pole.
It's a really fun block, that can present challenges. If you are comfortable with
the process of paper piecing, I urge you to give it a whirl.
I've included the colors that I used on the templates to hopefully make it a bit easier for you.
(I found color placement the biggest hurdle)
You can find the pattern
It is free until the end of the month.
NOTE: It is crucial that you print out your pattern full size, no paper scaling.
Every one's printer box will look a little different, but hopefully this will help.
"Actual size" is the verbiage on my printer.
On the paper piecing pattern I have drawn a 1" square box. Make sure that
once you print your pattern that the box measures 1" or you will have problems...
Speaking of problems, I've had a few emails about the pieced block this month, not
coming out to size. Again it's crucial that the pattern is printed actual size.
I did put a ruler to my block and it does come out to 10.5"
It's the triangle block that I believe is causing some issues.
I might suggest that you trace your pieces onto Freezer Paper
Iron them on your block and cut them out that way.
For those of you with Tri Recs rulers, you can tape the pattern to the back of them
and cut out your pieces.
Note: the pattern pieces are not a standard size on the ruler.
(I, for the life of me can't find my triangle ruler)
But you get what I mean!
The hand drawn directions are included in the pattern because EQ gives them to us.
I personally do not use them, but we all have different ways of doing things, so I included them.
(They are a great reference for double checking the size,
of each of your block pieces before you start cutting)
Lay piece "C" over "B" and stitch. The corners on the template make it easy to line up.
Stitch and press open
Lay "D" on opposite side, stitch and press open.
As you can see, it is a bit oversize. This allows you to trim down to correct size.
Just watch your 1/4" seam so you don't loose your points.
The 4 patch blocks start out with 2 1/8" blocks. Careful cutting and piecing is a must.
Construct your block in thirds. Each one should measure 3 3/4" square.
That will yield a perfect 10 1/2" block.
I do hope this will help you.
Oh my...I inadvertently left off a few of the numbers for a flower on this block too!
Here is an updated page 2. It likely won't print to scale,
so I suggest you just add the changes to your already printed page
or make a note of them for future use.
I used a red pen, but it's still hard to see where the changes are...
It's Q1 H2 and I2.
I do apologize for the errors. While I do my best, I am not a pattern designer.
I do not have the knowledge of pattern writing, or the bells and whistles that other designers have.
The BOM is free and we all do our best to make sure it's 100% correct,
but things do happen and rest assure, we will fix it to the best of our abilities.
"Google" is a wonderful resource if your need help constructing a block.
I've found a gazillion tutorials, U-Tube videos, etc with a quick search.
Some days it's my saving grace!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'