If you also have issues with the need for symmetry you might want to make sure you layout all your paper pieces correctly before starting 🙂 You can use this second mini block that I made for reference.
I found it very useful to layout all the fabric before I started chopping so that I could get the fabric placement straight in my mind. I also numbered each block so that I would be able to match things up after sewing.
There are two parts to each paper pieced template, you need to cut the template in half horizontally to give an a and b section. Seam allowances are not included so you need to make sure that add a 1/4″ around each section as below.
I’ve prepared templates in two different sizes: 3″ and 6″. The examples shown here are around 12″ and 24″ finished, both use 16 templates. You will need to print off Templates A and B (which is just a mirror image of the A template) in your chosen size. Obviously you can add as many blocks as you like 🙂
As you can see I’ve played around with fabric placement to give you another perspective on the design. I don’t think I’ve got any more pearls of wisdom. If you have any questions about the blocks feel free to leave a comment and I’ll answer in the replies so that everyone benefits from the answer.
You’ll find the PDF templates are here.
If you make your own version we’d love to see it! Please use the #NelliesKnots on Instagram or add a picture to our flickr group.
That’s all for now folks. I’m off to enjoy the sunshine 🙂 Catch you soon x