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Jane A. Stickle Quilt bottom row triangle 1

This is a very easy triangle. The easiest triangle so far. It is also very pretty.

Measure and cut your pieces.

Stitch starting at the base as per order in pattern.

Trim and stitch the sides at the end.

It’s quite nice having an easy block to work with from time to time. I still like the challenge of the hard ones but it’s nice to just breeze through some of them.

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

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.

Jane A. Stickle Quilt top row triangle 1

This triangle was relatively simple to make.

I measured the width and length of all strips and added 3/8 in to each side and cut all the required pieces.

I stitched the two coloured strips first. I pressed the seam open to avoid bulky seams as much as possible.

And started stitching at the middle.

And then on each side.

Until I finished. I was a bit short on the white strips so ensure you measure well past the seam allowance.

I added the top strip and bottom triangle at the end.

Trim off excess fabric.

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

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.

Jane A. Stickle Quilt left side triangle 1

This is my first triangle and while it’s not great, I’m hoping it won’t show once it’s stitch to the rest of the quilt.

I have decided to make the triangles as I complete each row.  I will be making 4 triangles for each row completed.

This first triangle is quite tricky. Susan Gatewood rates it as medium-hard difficulty and I agree. There are two Y seams that makes this block particularly hard to stitch.

I shaded the coloured pieces to help me with the placement.

There are 33 pieces in this pattern, some very tiny and hard to handle. I had to unpick some pieces several times to the point I almost had to reprint the pattern.

Pay particular attention to the side pieces, I almost put them in the wrong way. There’s a diagram that comes with the pattern. Use it.

This is the Y seam. I pinned opposing corners before I started stitching.

I also removed some of the paper and opened the seam before doing the Y seam.

It took many tries to get here.

The second one was faster. And the tip was a no brainer.

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

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.