Adding round 2 went very, very quickly. If I stopped here and added the frame, it would be a 6″ block. But I’m not stopping at a mere 6″. I want big beautiful peony blocks so they’re going to be twice the size and will finish at 12″ once their frames are added.
Pressing took just a few seconds.
So much so that I have rounds 3 and 4 added, although I sewed them together first before adding them on to what was already together. That seam was the only one that involved curved piecing – and it was a nice soft curve that was easy. The rest was just lots and lots of continuous sewing.
And the back again, after pressing. This block looks, I think, really intriguing from the back – so much so that I almost wish I could somehow make a front that looked like the back sometimes.
So now just one more “petal” round and then the outer frame. And then my first Peony Block will be done and I’m going to have to force myself back to the border blocks for the Pickled Ladies quilt. Why force? Because now I have the entire Peony Quilt planned, including some buds that will appear on the outer edges. Oh, what fun I’m going to be having with all that glorious pink soon!
First Jake had the favourite cushion on which to hang out.
And then Baxter did. Thankfully, they don’t fight over whose turn it is but just take possession when it’s free.