Jane Quilt Blocks
Redrafts of Jane's Blocks - Rows D & E
wasn't much of a difference between this redraft
and Brenda's except that I added a 1/4"
strip to the sides. This makes the center
a perfect octogon instead of looking somewhat
easiest way to piece this is probably to sew
four of the 1/4" to the center octogon
and the other four to the outside triangles.
you can sew the outside triangles to the center
pieced octogon in the same procedure you used
is almost the same as in the book. The only
real difference is that I made the strips
in the center 5/8" which made the outside
wider than the 1/4" in Brenda's draft.
also suggest you color in the block to make
sure you're cutting out the correct pieces
in the correct color, that X is the non-focus
fabric (although it would kind of look neat
if it was even darker than the focus fabric,
lightening out to the edges...)
construct, I would make the center X motif
and then piece the corners (two of the corners
will be "truncated.") Piece the
truncated corners to the center X, and then
the other "full" corners to that.
Finally, "log cabin" around the
outside (in this draft 3/8" strips are
didn't change much about D11 except the center,
which is a rectangle in the book, and a square
also made those outside diamonds 5/8"
squares which made them fall short of the
outside of the block. They were appliqued
after the block was pieced.
has some additional pieces on the edge of
the corner triangles which don't appear in
the photo. Either the photo was cropped, or
Jane didn't have them either. I didn't bother
also altered E5 from the drawing. The center
circle is appliqued on, but not pieced in
tiny slivers as in the drawing. I didn't actually
redraft it, though.
is also a minor alteration. I pieced the side
block with narrow strips to mimic the stripes.
To me those looked pieced and not part of the
fabric, but I could be wrong.
version of E7 has many more pieces than in
the book. I also think it is easier to construct,
though not an "easy" block by any
means since it has several set-in pieces.
the octogons first by piecing the truncated
squares to the 1/4" (finished) strips.
Set in two of the side triangles, and, on
one set half of the center.
another octogon, setting in the center and
then the side.
complete the center of the block and then
sash around it.
again, this is a minor change from the book.
I felt the triangles on the side were right
angles and not equalateral.
remains the same: The central 2-patch is sashed
around using a "courthouse steps"
variation, and then triangles are added to
put it on point (as in D13.)
the outside corners are constructed by either
appliqueing the triangles on or piecing them
in. These corners are then added to make the
entire block on point (again, as in D13.)