Row 3 for the 2016 Portland Modern Quilt Guild Row X Row is designed by Kathryn Schmidt. Kathryn was inspired by the palm fronds she picked up from her yard as a child. This row is foundation paper pieced and the templates can downloaded here.
Make 5 copies each of the 2 paper templates.
Cut sashing strips:
2 - 3" x 8.5"
2 - 4" x 8.5"
2 - 4.5" x 8.5"
Piece the 5 blocks using the foundation paper piecing method of your choice. Use a pin to ensure the 2 halves of each block match up. You may want to grade the seams where they come together at the base of each block to reduce bulk.
Attach the sashing to the blocks in the following order:
3" + block + 4" + block + 4.5" + block + 4.5" + block + 4" + block + 3"
Kathryn suggests to keep the paper on until the block is complete to avoid stretching any bias edges.
For paper piecing tips and help, Kathryn recommends the following sources:
Cath Hall: Tutorials & Tips