This is a quilt I repaired for a customer that I showed you a few posts ago. It has inspired me to want to make one. Well while I had the perfect opportunity to trace the pattern I did not. So I have been looking everywhere for a tutorial. Come to find out this block has many names, to name a few Glorified Nine Patch and Circle Upon Circle. I had copied some Kansas City Star newspaper clippings from a friend a few years ago and I found a template with the name Circle Upon Circle on it dated 1933, but it was to small and I wanted a 12 inch block. So I open up my EQ5. UGGHHH. ( I ordered EQ7 hopefully it is easier) So I drew my own.
I had a hard time finding a way to down load the templates I hope this works
By using the template these are the pieces I cut out. The white outer pieces I cut on the bias.
You sew the pieces together like you would a nine patch.
Please follow the diagram.
The first and third row you are going to sew both B pieces to the left and righ to D
The second row (middle row) you will sew a D pieces to the left and right of C
This is what the block looks like when the middle is pieced together.
On the top of your block you are going to pin and sew A. To find the center I folded A in half and put a pin on the line, then I folded the center of the block in half and pined on the line. Match the pins up and pin along the edges.
Make sure you clip every so often so your pieces will lay flat after you iron them.
(Be careful to press and not iron so you do not stretch the fabric.)
After you press this is what your block will look like. Repeat sewing A to the bottom and the left and right sides.
This is what your block will look like. It should measure 12 1/2 inches so when you sew your blocks together it will be a 12 inch block.
If you want scalloped edges you can sew A to the outer blocks. The quilt maker that did the quilt up at the top of this post used a border fabric the same as her block A and left the outer edges of the quilt straight. I say do what makes you happy.
Hope you enjoy the process of this block. I am just in love with it, I am getting to use some of my flour/feed sack scraps.
PS I just added the templates on my Pinterest as well.