The tulip is simply pieced and the checkerboard border is strip pieced and cross cut to save time, which also makes it a little easier when working with such small pieces.
I hope you enjoy sewing this weeks block. To download the free pattern, just visit HERE.
Tips for strip piecing and cross cutting:
To strip piece, you will require strips cut across the fabric width and then sewn together along the long sides. To keep everything even and to not distort or get a wave in the strip, I cut them into 3-4 shorter lengths and then sew and cross cut. You do waste a little fabric this way but the end result is a lot better and more accurate.
When cross cutting the strip, use the centre seam, to square everything up, which ensures more accurate cutting.