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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.


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