Lily's Quilts QAL - charm pack adventure

The cutting has began! / Rozpoczęło się wycinanie!

As I'm using a charm pack instead of a layer cake, I've cut the leaves only for one dresden first, to check how it will go.
As you can see:

I have 24 leaves and not 21 in my circle.
The leaves are half the size of the original template, but I used standard 1/4" seam allowance, so after sewing all 21 leaves together I discovered that I couldn't form a circle without adding 3 more.
Mmm, at least I hope it was not the result of my stiches being so inacurate.
I'm quite pleased with the result (I wasn't going to use the black but I think it makes the circle more interesting).
Now I need help with changing the size of the remaining templates :)

Alternatively I think I could try to sew everything at 1/8" seam allowance... (with my not so very acurate stiches... ouch...)

What do you think?


  1. Well, I think it looks pretty the way it is. You could increase the size of the template, but I think, if you're not unhappy with 24, I'd just leave it for the ease of completing it! Cute!

  2. I'd stick with what you've got and 24 is a nice even number of leaves too. For the central circle template, just drawn round a mug or a cotton reel, for the outer template, what is the diameter of the circle and I can help you if you like :-)

  3. It's great - I think smaller is better. I've just cut all my pieces and I didn't realise it would be so big.

  4. I think this looks great! I'll be interested to see how it works with the charm pack size because I've got loads of those hanging around! If I manage one big block, smaller ones to make a quilt might be the way to go :)

  5. I think it looks fabulous.