Jane A. Stickle Quilt block 13: JAS-A13 – Starlight Starbright

This block has its pros and cons.

Pros:

  • small number of pieces
  • relatively large pieces
  • foundation piecing

Cons:

  • Y seams

The cons list is short but if you don’t know how to handle Y seams and I’m quite new to them.

After you cut your pieces and you stitch the middle strip and outside strips the fun begins.

I didn’t take any pictures because I didn’t feel like I could teach anyone a lesson on how to do Y seams. I first stitched all the centre pieces together which had no difficulty.

Then I stitch the straight base of the tiny triangle to the centre piece. Make sure it is well aligned with the white piece. And then I stitched the first long slanted white side to the brown piece in the middle.

Now, when you do this, you will end up with 4 open white corners.

So I just stitched each of them next. I don’t know if there are any better ways to do this. I find it quite cumbersome to do this and you need to pay attention you don’t stitch through any other fabric that joins the corner.

I find that my Y seam pieces need to be pressed into submission sometimes but that’s ok. I dont’ think you can see that in 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.

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Jane A. Stickle Quilt block 12: JAS-A12 – Framed Fancy

This is just an easy foundation piecing block. It has many tiny pieces but it’s quite easy to put together.

I grouped the pieces according to shape and size before cutting.

I cut in white:

  • two 3 3/8 in squares cut into 4 triangles
  • eight 1 1/2 in squares cut into 16 triangles
  • one 1 3/4 in square

Contrast fabric:

  • four 1 1/2 in squares cut into 8 triangles
  • four 1 3/4 in squares cut into 8 triangles

 

Assemble as per Susan Gatewood’s pattern (see link to the free patterns below).

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.

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Jane A. Stickle Quilt block 11: JAS-A11 – Pebble’s Protest

I quite enjoyed making this block. It was more straightforward than JAS-10.

While it is not a hard block to make using foundation piecing, it has many tiny pieces, 37 exactly. Susan rates this block as being of medium difficulty.

My strategy was more or less the same as for previous blocks.

Cutting

Print fabric:

  • 9 pieces 1 3/4 in square in the contrasting fabric
  • 4 pieces 1 1/8 in square

Background fabric:

  • 12 pieces 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in
  • 8 pieces 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in
  • 2 pieces 3/4 in x 5 in
  • 2 pieces 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in

And I just paper pieced them together as per pattern. And added the border pieces last without the paper.

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.

Virtual quilt

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