This is a tricky block if you’re not used to seams that are not straight as well as those very pointy cones.
I used one 5 inch charm square for the contrasting fabric.
I cut one 2 1/2 in square for the centre and then four 1 1/2in x 2 1/4in rectangles for the cones.
For the lemon I did a first attempt using the same technique as for block JAS-07 and then when I failed miserably I decided it was time to switch techniques and used reverse applique. I did not use freezer paper for it, I just used the raw edge of the shape that I had cut out in the first attempt to guide me. Using freezer paper may give you more accurate results.
The centre square was a piece of cake.
Now attach the rectangles.
To attach the piece to the square, I had to unstitch some of the side cones as per picture below.
To attach align well, pin and stitch from side to side.
Using the paper pattern cut 2 pieces like the one below.
Stitch this piece to the centre.
And now stitch to the side of the cone.
You will end up with a piece like below. The end is not stitched and the round bit also needs stitching.
Susan says on her pattern: “I paper pieced most of it, then appliquéd the tops of the cones to the border of the center square.”
I decided to stitch along the round side.
The ends need to be stitched too.
And this is what I got.
Continue with the next cone.
Now stitch the applique.
If you are not good at applique, like me, use the method below to produce this.
In the first attempt I used the same technique as for block 7 but the results weren’t as good. I think it was the size of the shape and the seam was too wide.
I was no happy with the result so I redid the block using reverse applique.
Draw the shape on the back of the block.
Place a piece of fabric over the right side of the block.
Now stitch along the drawn line.
There you have the shape. I still felt quite hopeful at this stage!
Trim around the shape. I used a 1/4 seam allowance but maybe something like 1/8 or so would be better.
Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns
Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.
See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.