Jane Quilt Blocks
Redrafts of Jane's Blocks - Rows F, G &
differences between my draft of F10 and Brenda's
are fairly subtle.
the photo was cropped in, I thought the outer
bars on the edge were too thin and there appeared
to be an extra one (probably of the background
fabric.) Each of these are 5/8" wide.
corner diamonds are "perfect diamonds"
meaning that all 4 edges are the same length.
In the book, the inner edges are wider than
the outer ones making the two acute angles
also constructed this as a pieced block, where
before, the corner diamonds appeared to be
Another redraft which is fairly subtle.
inside of G2 is made of quarter square triangles
instead of the entire block being made of
you could strip piece HST, and get the same
effect, but I didn't like the bulk of the
HST, and I doesn't look like the center of
Jane's is made up of HST.
took a leaf from D6 and made G12 a perfect
addition, I pieced the central motif by using
4 points pieced into another 4-pointed figure
(sort of a square with concave sides.
thing to remember about H3 is that it reduces
itself down to a 9-patch.
4 corner squares are easy enough to figure
out as are the two side "flying geese,"
the other other two "flying geese"
are simply stripped with 1/4" (finished)
background strip in this draft where before
they are just sort of "floating on the
center is the same as Brenda's draft.
only difference between my H5 and that in the
book is that the alternate quarters of the quarter-square
triangles are "birds in the air" unit
consisting of 3 background half-square triangles
and one focus fabric half-square triangle each.
put my version of H6
in as a cautionary tale. It is MUCH harder
than either Brenda's or Janes.
the photo of Jane's orginal quilt, it looked
like at least one of the corners was pieced.
Evidently Jane gave this up as a bad idea.
Unfortunately, I didn't.
could probably get the same effect by quilting,
or you could piece the circles as two-patches,
and then cut the circle applique from that
and apply to the block.
again, this is a minor change from the book.
H9 is smaller in the book because there are
some side blocks added. I do not know if the
photo was cropped, but I saw no reason to
make the figure smaller than necessary.
also enlarged the diamonds and moved them
out slightly from the center (and away from
the bulk.) These diamonds are the same angle
as the center part of the kites, and 7/8"
along each edge.