Farmer's Wife 1930s block no. 82 Pharlemia.  The #paperpiecing order in the book for this block is incomplete. There are eight inset seams and I found the easiest way as follows 
1.  Make all sections.

2.  Join the following:  F to E, G to E and H to E.

3.  Join the next four sections but do not sew into the seam allowance:  I to E/H, J to H/G, K to G/F and L to E/F. 
I then took the paper off the main central section but not off the corner units A, B, C and D units. 
4.  Finally you need to inset the four corner units A, B, C and D.  Use a pin to match up the middles before stitching.

Stitch the B unit to the main section along the B/E line only – do not sew into the seam allowance.  Stitch the C unit to the main section along the C/H line only – do notsew into the seam allowance.  Stitch the D unit to the main section along the D/G line only – do not sew into the seam allowance.  Finally the A unit to the main section along the A/F line only – do not sew into the seam allowance.

I then removed all papers and joined the inset side sections of the A, B, C and D units by machine.  You may find it easier to stitch these sections by hand but it went together fairly smoothly. #fw82pharlemia
#pharlemiablock
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  • thepatchsmithFarmer's Wife 1930s block no. 82 Pharlemia. The #paperpiecing order in the book for this block is incomplete. There are eight inset seams and I found the easiest way as follows
    1.  Make all sections.

    2.  Join the following:  F to E, G to E and H to E.

    3.  Join the next four sections but do not sew into the seam allowance:  I to E/H, J to H/G, K to G/F and L to E/F.
    I then took the paper off the main central section but not off the corner units A, B, C and D units.
    4.  Finally you need to inset the four corner units A, B, C and D.  Use a pin to match up the middles before stitching.

    Stitch the B unit to the main section along the B/E line only – do not sew into the seam allowance.  Stitch the C unit to the main section along the C/H line only – do notsew into the seam allowance.  Stitch the D unit to the main section along the D/G line only – do not sew into the seam allowance.  Finally the A unit to the main section along the A/F line only – do not sew into the seam allowance.

    I then removed all papers and joined the inset side sections of the A, B, C and D units by machine.  You may find it easier to stitch these sections by hand but it went together fairly smoothly. #fw82pharlemia
    #pharlemiablock

  • jo_grannyThank so much for sharing these very useful instruction 😊😊
  • cathyewbankShe's a beauty 💕 thanks for taking time to post your recommendations
  • thepatchsmithYou're welcome @jo_granny . 💟
  • thepatchsmith@cathyewbank Thank you Cathy. I hope they help. 😁
  • rosemary_deeI hate the instructions (or lack of) in this book. Very minimal. The book cost enough that the directions should all be in there. Thanks for posting this.
  • thepatchsmith@rosemary_dee I hope they help. Thank goodness for the tutorials. 💟
  • lynne3945@thepatchsmith thanks for the info
  • verykerryberryHave to check this out and make a note for the errata page
  • thepatchsmith@verykerryberry From what I can see the instructions have you creating the middle section and creating the outer section in a circle. I am guessing you then set one inside the other but it doesn't say. Also, if that was the case then I think this might make it trickier than it needs to be. The order I've given made it relatively straightforward.
  • kathleenaogradyThat block is gorgeous and looks REALLY complicated😳. You have a great eye for color 😀🌟
  • thepatchsmithThank you @kathleenaogrady . it took a couple of hours but went together relatively well.
  • rosemary_dee@thepatchsmith Thank you! Your post helps so much!!😀
  • thepatchsmith@You're welcome Rosemary 💟 @rosemary_dee
  • annwittenAwesome!
  • horsenut2Which I would have read this BEFORE I tried to sew together per pp directions. I have it all sewn together and now a whole in the center. Think I will trash it😒
  • carolanngillen@horsenut2 I was just going to send this to you! ☹️
  • horsenut2@carolanngillen wonder if I can finish it like it is?
  • thepatchsmith@horsenut2 Have just seen your block Kathleen. This is how I read the book instructions and it just seemed overly complicated to fit the middle into the outer. It is doable that way but it is awkward. Good luck and I hope it works well for you. 💟
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