Block 3 is turning out quite nicely
with several posting pictures of fussy cutting
inspired by our model makers.
Becky fussy cut both center and points.
Delaine and Lisa fussed with the star points
with the center in a supporting role.
Pat focused the center.
And Mark reminds us he appliqued the center.
There is no cheating in patchwork.
It's all FAIR.
In the spirit of problem solving:
Teddy Bear's Mama posted her solution to the set-in seams dilemma.
She used a pattern for a 12" pieced variable star.
She changed the center by
adding squares over her center D that is cut to 6-1/2"
You'd want to use this quick cutting method to create the octagon.
See this how-to I did for a 5" finished block.
For a 6" finished block you'd cut 4 squares for the corners: 2-1/2"
Stitch and trim.
Very clever, TBM