The Exploding Blocks method is so much easier though…so weighing it all up I have to say I probably prefer the Exploding Blocks method.
I choose to do a Churn Dash Block because it is such a traditional feeling block but I of course gravitated towards this scrappy version using 1″ strips from Patchwork Facil.
This first one is an Economy Block and it was paper pieced using freezer paper. I didn’t do it perfectly but it still came out fairly well.
I think it turned out pretty well. It was my first paper pieced pattern that was made up of more than one section and I was pretty pleased with the outcome.
I did try laying out the blocks ahead of time to find a layout but often times things ended up a slightly different size when they were joined up and I had to improvise.