Well, after much ripping out and trying again, I think I have my technique down for making these blocks. They are different from the standard DWR block construction so it's been a lot of trial and error.
First, sew one arc to the melon piece. I found I didn't need to clip at this step (usually).
Then sew a corner piece to the top side of the arc. I did clip this corner piece. I also re-drafted another corner template making it a little bigger so I could trim to size. For some reason, the first blocks always came up too small using the original corner template. One problem solved. :)
So this is what one half of the block looks like, I press at every step.
Then sew a corner to the 2nd arc. Again, clip this piece.
Sew 2 corner squares on (these I also cut slightly larger than the original).
Then sew the 2nd arc to the melon. It kind of bothered me that it looks so wrong, but after trimming, it was perfect.
Here is the trimmed block. Notice the corner piece on the left sits on top of the corner square. That was another thing I changed, I didn't like it on top. So now the arcs are both under the corner square.
Here are the only ones I have left to make. Yay!! Now that I know what I'm doing, it's not bad. But this is still not my favorite step. I'll be glad to move on.
And here's my craziness at the moment. I'm sure this will get tweaked many times before the final version.
Looking forward to that for sure! Then it will be on to trying to figure out how to quilt it!!
Have a great day,