This block should be called, "Not Quite as Planned". I started by drafting a very spiking New York Beauty with dimensional points tucked behind the main points. I marked every five degrees and started drawing. I thought it turned out pretty well. Anna and Sydney helped choose the colors, rejecting the more ocean colored greens in favor of the lime variety.Vicki, and there is a batik for the darker spike. As soon as I started to sew, I realized that the whole spike behind a spike idea was not going to work. I've done enough paper piecing that I should have recognized inset seams in the design. No problem though, I am adaptable, alternating spikes are almost as cool as dimensional spikes, right?
So I sewed and trimmed, and ironed. After the spikes were done, I trimmed out all of the pieces and sewed them together. Not my best curved seams, but they came together. As I laid it out for final squaring up though, I couldn't figure out why the edges weren't quite working out. Apparently I drafted the original template at 15 inches instead of 12. Really? How could I not notice such a thing?