Maryland is pieced per the directions on page 58 and templates on page 117 OR Paper Pieced using the Supplemental Packet offered at Patched Works.
Julie says: Take your time and sew slowly. Be sure to choose a strong color for this block. Color placement can make a big difference. You really want the center to pop! This is an easy block to paper piece so make sure you choose that method instead of the book for this block. If you are piecing it per the book, it gets a little tricky with the inset seams. If this is your first attempt at inset seams, stop by the shop and any of the quiltie ladies can walk you through the importance of sewing point-to-point to achieve a pretty block.
Leslie says: Use paper piecing! If you’re piecing this block traditionally use the paper piecing for the 4 corners. Cut the center square using the template in the book. Measure and mark 1/4” from the corners of the center square and “fix” your stitch at those points when joining the corner pieces.0
Julie: Elm Creek Quilts; The Giving Quilt This block was put together by PW Customer Suzanne S.
Suzanne S. says: Don’t drink wine when piecing. I’m not a good piecer. I wish I would have used English Paper Piecing technique for this block. I can be much more accurate with that technique.
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