I am finished with the Apple Pie Ridge Star block, First of the Benjamin Biggs BOM.
Not bad symbolism actually, as I was a WIC Dietitian for 10 years. But if I were to do it over, I'd do a double scroll like the one from QuakerQuiltHistory.com.
I fussy cut the swirls on the flower bud. And lined up the center veining on both the bud and the leaf.
Use long pins to mark the center veining. Also the top bottom, and for this shape, bottom of the bud.
Things don't always turn out like I planned.
I'm pretty laid back about letting things look organic...but square leaves are a deal breaker. (I was busy watching the game and talking to my daughter and didn't notice how bad they were as I was making them. )
I used a seam ripper to un-stitch the curves, leaving the inner points that were just fine.
My point is that sometimes a couple minutes is worth the fuss.
I'm on my way over the the Benjamin Biggs Blog. Join us over there if you're working on this quilt. I'll be blogging both places but with different content.