I’m happy I decided to do some triangles in between rows because they can be tiring.
This one is not particularly difficult and it only has 20 pieces.
This is a good block to try paper piecing out if you haven’t done any paper piecing before.
In the blue fabric, cut two pieces each:
- 1 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in;
- 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 in;
- 1 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in;
- 1 1/4 in x 2 in;
And one 6 1/2 in x 3 in and one 2 1/2 x 2 1/4in.
In white two pieces of each:
- 1 3/4 in x 3 1/2in;
- 1 1/2 x 3 in;
- 1 1/4 in x 2 1/4in;
- 1 1/4in x 2 in;
- 3/4 in x 9 in
The only advice I have on this block is to make sure the pieces are large enough to cover the whole area. With pieces positioned on an angle I have found in the past that it is easy to miscalculate the length to cut.
It is hard to think that from such a messy stitching process you can obtain such a neat block at the end.
Trim excess fabric from the side in the middle.
Add the middle piece.
Trim again on the other side.
Do the other side and trim off excess fabric on both sides.
This time I decided to stitch the fabric to the single paper triangle to make it easier to attach to the other pieces.
Trim off fabric.
Sew to the other piece and done.
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.