Then you lay out the top on a big cutting surface, lay the template on the first square making sure the lines on the template line up with the seam lines and cut it out. The instructions say to cut out all 7 blocks of the first row and sew them together before cutting out the next row and so on down the top.
This is what the top looks like after cutting the first 2 rows. I made sure not to cut more than 1/4 inch past the template all the way around so that it wouldn't cut into the next block. It leaves about a 4 inch square of fabric from each block. I'm sure I'll find a use for them later.
This is the first 2 rows up on the design wall. Isn't that just cool!!! It only took about a half an hour to cut out and sew them together. What a fun quilt. I'm sure my Lazy Bee will have to borrow the template and make one of their own because it is just such a fun pattern.
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Happy Quilting! Lynda