This is the first corner triangle I make and it felt like a mini quilt in its own right!
It is not difficult to make but it is time consuming. There are lots of small triangles and other pieces (44) and to top it all 2 appliqued stars with 5 points each!
So far so good, straight forward paper piecing to start.
This is the back and the seam are in funny places. That’s why the centre square is not attached yet.
It was tricky to applique because there are lots of bulky seams around the edge.
Now the fun continues. The star has very pointy ends, 5 of them!
Not great but I can live with it.
I removed the freezer paper.
Adding the triangle end of this block posed another challenge. I had no idea how to do this.
What I did was to cut 2 strips of fabric larger than the pattern.
Then I stitched one side.
Then the other which overlaps.
Then I used the pattern to trim off the excess fabric.
For the corner I cut a rough piece of fabric and stitched.
I used the pattern to draw the corner.
I did this because when adding an appliqued piece the background fabric may shrink a bit.
I placed the start as I could. It is not exactly as in the picture. I’m hoping it is the right size.
After I stitched the start, I trimmed the triangle.
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.
Dear Jane progress
See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.