This is my first triangle and while it’s not great, I’m hoping it won’t show once it’s stitch to the rest of the quilt.
I have decided to make the triangles as I complete each row. I will be making 4 triangles for each row completed.
This first triangle is quite tricky. Susan Gatewood rates it as medium-hard difficulty and I agree. There are two Y seams that makes this block particularly hard to stitch.
I shaded the coloured pieces to help me with the placement.
There are 33 pieces in this pattern, some very tiny and hard to handle. I had to unpick some pieces several times to the point I almost had to reprint the pattern.
Pay particular attention to the side pieces, I almost put them in the wrong way. There’s a diagram that comes with the pattern. Use it.
This is the Y seam. I pinned opposing corners before I started stitching.
I also removed some of the paper and opened the seam before doing the Y seam.
It took many tries to get here.
The second one was faster. And the tip was a no brainer.
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.