I thought I would post some info about this block:
I’ve seen this called Lover’s Knot and also Rose Dream. This is a 12″ pieced block (please refer to recent conversion to curved piecing…). I used a template set acquired on eBay from Jerry’s Gizmos. I had another set for an 8″ block but I thought the inset piece was a little narrow for my tastes. Can I add that the Bernina #57 patchwork foot really makes a difference for me in piecing these curves. I’m sure that other machines probably have a similar foot–a 1/4″ foot but with a little edger kind of thing. It helps me control the curve a little better–kind of like training wheels. I can’t stand to use #57 for straight seams (you know, already having found the 1/4″ “sweet spot” with a regular 1/4″ foot…), but love it for curves.
Matilda’s Own also has an acrylic set for 4″ and for 8″ blocks. You may be able to get those from Kathy. While it is super-easy to get goodies from Australia, I couldn’t find anyone in the U.S. who carries Matilda’s Own templates–and they make some great ones.
So, that’s the block info. The blocks are fun to make and the imagination runs wild with fabric and color possibilities. This may be a slow-moving project with a block added here and there. But I would like to run off and make a block right now…
EDITED TO ADD: I’m also wondering if the Melon Block template (templates make an 8″ block) from Elisa’s Backporch could be slightly modified to achieve the same block as above. One would need to cut both concave pieces using the shorter concave template and then add a square to two ends one of those pieces. Clear as mud, but I think this template set might work too.