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Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C02 – Streak of Lightning


I didn’t find this block particularly challenging, maybe because of my experience with foundation paper piecing (check out my video tutorial on foundation paper piecing).

I have used Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation patterns for almost all blocks so far. They are very easy to use and free. Thank you Susan!

The hardest part about this block was cutting the pieces in a diamond shape large enough to cover the area and a bit more and then placing the diamonds correctly before stitching together.

No more tips on this one.

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.

Dear Jane progress

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



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