Last August, I started to hand piece Lemoyne star blocks. I chose that block because I find it the most challenging, with the set-in corners and the eight seams coming to one point in the center.
I aim to make 64 of these blocks, add sashings and cornerstones, and make a king sized bed quilt. So far, I have pieced 46 blocks.
The blocks look really nice after they have been pressed.
Here is a closeup of the way I “swirl” the seams to get them to lie as flat as possible.