This was an easy foundation paper pieced block.
If you have never done foundation piecing, this block is a good block to try out. I posted a video tutorial on how to do foundation paper piecing in case you want to try.
Bear in mind that, on the video, I work with solid fabrics -I did that to simplify the process.
If you use print fabrics, the first piece needs to be placed right side up on the back of the pattern.
So let’s start: cut the pieces and fold in on each line.
Stitch each strip individually following the order on the paper pattern.
Now stitch all strips together.
Make sure all your seams coincide. Do not remove the paper until the end so that it is easier to match seams. The paper stops the fabric from stretching.
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.
How to do foundation paper piecing
You can learn the principles of foundation piecing on this 2 minute video. These principles can be applied to any foundation piecing blocks no matter how complex they are.
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See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.