Here is the finished Block 2 for the Purple Swoon quilt, with bonus kitty toes:
Lori asked how I was doing the pressing for these blocks, since I like to nest my seams on blocks like this – it’s one of the ways that I get those points to match up so well. So here’s an annotated tutorial on it.
The first step (for me anyway), is to make all the HSTs and flying geese units. On these, I press the HST seams open and the flying geese units to the wings. Random tip: I marked my pressing directions on my pattern for an easy reference.
The next subset I call the “side” units. I press this section so the seams go toward the flying geese units.
Now the corner units are a bit trickier. My best advice is to follow the rainbow! Before the corner unit together, I press the red arrow towards the background fabric and the orange arrow away from the HST with the background. I chained piece this block together so after they are stitched, the yellow/blue arrows get pressed “in” (which will nest with the side flying geese units which are pressed “out”), and the green/purple arrows get pressed “out”.
And you sew that last seam on the corner unit. That is then pressed to the larger part of the unit. The yellow areas are the two parts that will nest with the flying geese side units (pressed “out”), so those should both be pressed “in”.
And then it’s time to stitch it into one unit! In this picture, I did the vertical seams first and pressed per the arrows. Then I did the horizontal seams and pressed them open.