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Jane A. Stickle Quilt row B: JAS-B06 – Wild Goose Chase

This block qualifies as time consuming and even as easy if using paper piecing.

I used 2 charm squares for this one.

I paper pieced the centre piece. And added the border at the end.

There are 43 pieces in this block. It took me probably 3 hours to make. I’m not a fast quilter.

I pressed all the individual pieces as I stitched them together. I’m doing this for every block now because I get the points to align better and the block looks flatter at the end.

Some of the pieces in the centre are narrower than 1/4 in so I had to cut my seam allowances about 1/8 in.

I’m very pleased with this 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.

Virtual quilt

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

Follow me napkins

A set of 6 napkins of my favourite media services.

I’m not the most active crafter in social media though I use several services to share my work. That’s how my Follow me napkins came about. Follow me!

Materials

  • 6 store bought white napkins
  • Double sided iron on interfacing
  • Fabric scraps for the icon background
  • White fabric for the logo

Download Follow me napkins (pdf) pattern.

Instructions

Print and cut out all the pattern shapes.

Trace 6 squares using the pattern.

Cut 6 squares.

Cut all icons with care.

Important:  All icons need to be traced over double sided iron interfacing from the wrong side. See photo below.

Then iron double sided interfacing on to the white fabric.

Cut logo carefully on the line.

Remove the paper to reveal the adhesive side.

Place logo on the background square making sure placement is in the right angle. And press following manufacturing instructions.

Now using black thread and machine free motion, embroider around the edge of the icon. I went around the edge about 3 times, maybe 4 in some areas.

You could use some fabric stabiliser to top fabric from puckering. My stabiliser of choice is just plain printer paper.

Now applique the square to the napkin.

Use printer paper as stabiliser placing it on the wrong side of the napkin.

Pin 3 layers well.

Stitch around the edges 3 times.

Turn over.

Remove the paper.

Pinterest napkin is done!

5 more to go.

In order to save iron on double sided interfacing -it is quite expensive after all- I traced all the other icons on one single line as per picture, pressed on fabric and then cut out the shapes.

Now Twitter’s turn.

Same deal as before. Use some paper as interfacing.

The paper is easy to remove.

Skype’s logo is a bit tricky to cut. Make sure to use a small pair of scissors.

Tumblr.

LinkedIn.

And Facebook.

Jane A. Stickle Quilt row B: JAS-B05 – Hot Cross Buns

This was an easy block again.

I have seen it done with appliqued diamonds. I don’t think I would have been able to achieve such a neat look if I had appliqued the diamonds. They’re too small and I’m not good with points.

I printed the pattern and then cut the fabric.

White:

  • four 1 1/2 in square pieces for the diamonds
  • two 2 in x 1 1/4in pieces for the outer border
  • two 5 in x 1in pieces for the outer border
  • three 4 in x1 pieces for the sashing

Colour:

  • eight 1 1/4 in x 2 in pieces
  • eight 1 x 1 1/2 in pieces

This is an easier pattern to put together.

A couple of tips. I pressed every piece after stitching. I discovered that the block looks a lot neater if I do so.

The second tip is to trim  the seam a bit less than 1/4 in because the pieces are quite small and therefore avoid bulky seams.

I stitched the four diamond pieces, trimmed them and pressed well.

Pay attention when you place the diamonds so that they’re all pointing to the centre. Stitch in twos.

Then add the rest of the strips.

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.