They do love these 45 degree angles. Good thing I’ve had lots of practice with the APQ project. Judy Rehmel also calls this block Snow Crystal or Captive Beauty.
This had to have originally been hand-pieced because I don’t see those ladies at
Take out the red pieces.
Measure down 0.375 inch from the point of each outer diamond parallel with the side of the block and…gulp…slice off that extra bit.
In theory this should give me the correct size once the red bits are sewn back in. Add 15 more seams for the correction.
So to test this theory, I only trimmed two sets on opposite sides of the block so I could take a measurement when they were back together.
The outer diamonds end up just a tad smaller than the rest, but there is just no way to fix this short of re-sizing the templates, and frankly, I don’t know how I would go about that…without cussin’, that is.