Today was my day off and I was able to make several more of these blocks. My routine is to take several blocks apart in the evening while I’m watching television, then let the pieces soak overnight in a mild soapy solution. The next morning I rinse several times and roll them in a towel. When I have some sewing time I starch, press, patch the little pieces, draw and cut my templates, and finally sew the block together.
This original block was pieced incorrectly with the center 9-patch colors reversed. I thought about keeping it that way, but I just knew it would bother me, so I changed it. The colors in this photo are just not quite right — it’s actually much prettier than this.