I know that there are at least two people who are interested in giving Flower Power a try and I thought I’d post some tips to help match and sew y-seams.
I start creating a flower by sewing the 3″ side of the 4 tumbler sections onto the 3″ x 3″ square, leave a 1/4″ seam allowance on all sides. I draw a 1/4″ seam allowance on the 3″ squares and triangles, this helps when matching points. ** Reduce your stitch length to approximately 1.8mm when sewing bias seams **.
When inserting your diamond piece between the tumblers, your first seam needs to start at the center sewing out toward the edge. I use a pin and drop of Elmer’s School Glue (washable!) then press to secure so it doesn’t shift.
Stop your seam 1/4″ from the edge and backstitch. Pivot your diamond piece and start your second y-seam a 1/4″ from the outside edge (no glue necessary).
I press all seams toward the darker fabric. As you can see above, I sewed all four diamonds onto this block, oops! I really didn’t think everything through and have to remove a diamond from each block in order to sew them to each other.
I have all my flowers sewn and am in the process of joining them together, will post an update tomorrow.