Susan Gatewood rates the difficulty of this block as medium. I think that it’s easier than that if paper piecing.
The biggest challenge is the size of the pieces. Even with paper piecing I find small pieces are tricky and often the points don’t match.
The block has 27 pieces so it’s not too time consuming to put together.
As suggested on the pattern, I did the centre cross first.
I miscalculated some of the fabric so I was a bit short on the seams. It’s not the first time this happens but it’s usually ok and in some instances even desirable to have narrower seams than the usual 1/4 inch.
This is the back of the paper. I usually remove all the paper at the end unless I need to remove bulk earlier.
The cross is looking very neat. I don’t think I would have made such a good job using traditional piecing methods.
This is the final block.
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.