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Rimfire's Redrafts of Jane's Blocks - Rows I & J

DJ E11This draft of I5 is not terribly different from Brenda's, but it is drafted to be pieced. You can easily do it as applique or reverse applique as shown in the book, but I think it was pieced.

It is, essentially, a square on point, but with curved pieces instead of straight. Construct the 4 outer corner pieces, pressing them to the corners, and then sew them to the center "arced square."

I6 is another very subtle redraft. I pieced most of it, and enlarged the melons to cover the diagonal seam leading into the central motif.

It's hard to come up with a piecing scheme for this block. You could put together a 4-patch of the same color, then cut out that strange shape, apply the outside pieces and then applique the melons.

Contemplating it after the fact, I'd probably put the center 4 patch underneath and reverse applique the strange center shape, and then put the melons on.

Just for completeness' sake, however, this is a draft of the way I actually did it.

What's up with Jane? I9 is probably the weirdest block and I can only guess at what she wanted to do.

When I redrafted the block, I made the center diagonal a row of Flying Geese interrupted by a square-on-point.

I pieced I11, but the drawing in Brenda's book is set up to be appliqued.

It's not tricky, you just have to pay attention to what goes where. The diamonds are pieced into the half-square triangles on the long side. It's less bulky if you press the seam allowance to the background fabric.

Then, piece a half-square triangle to one corner of pieced square.

Sew together like a 4-patch, being careful to match the points in the center.

J1 is very similiar to I-11, and you piece them similarly, except the diamonds point towards the corners and the center square (on point) is appliqued after the 4-patch is assembled.

It looks like Jane tried to piece the center square. Maybe she inserted it after putting two of the diamond-squares together.

I pieced and appliqued J11. The background is pieced with 4 trapezoids and a center 1-1/2" square. This helps alot with the placement of the appliqued melons, which cover the diagonal lines from the corner.

I used a traditional basket block for J-12.

I saw Alex Anderson do one called a "postage stamp basket" on Simply Quilts, which I reduced and adapted for this quilt. It looks more like Jane's than I thought the one in the book did (even though Brenda's is probably much easier to piece!)

The bottom of the basket are 1-1/4" half-square triangles. The background fabric between the basket and it's base triangles is a quarter-square triangle with one point truncated.

To piece, sew together the base and the background, and sew to the basket. Press.

Applique the handle onto the top half of the block, and then piece together the upper and lower halves.

Finis!

 

I made only minor changes in J13, putting diagonal seam lines through the teardrops, since it looks like Jane pieced hers.