In spite of what I thought when I saw the pattern below, this block was a lot easier and even less time consuming than I anticipated.
I downloaded the block on Susan Gatewood’s website. I’ve done the quilt using her blocks and up until now they’ve all been perfect. I think her patterns are closer to the original than the book’s diagrams.
This pattern has quite a few very tiny pieces. I’m again very happy I’m doing this quilt using paper piecing. I don’t know how else I would have managed the tic tac toe central piece. The smallest pieces are 1/4 inch squares!
But I managed! No piece is too small when foundation paper piecing!
At this stage I’m thinking how I am going to remove the paper.
I’m quite satisfied with this block. And happy it is over.
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.