E-3 Paddle Wheels
This simple looking Dear Jane block has given me a rough time! Being as
particular make that pedantic, I really struggled to get the right finished size. I used the EQ Dear Jane program to print the rotary cutting instructions, and cut the fabric. (That was the easy bit)
Stitching the centre blocks together using the half square triangle method seemed easy enough as with the outer squares. I knew by the rectangle widths what to trim the corner blocks to, however the centre blocks gave me a headache!
I thought I had worked out the correct size, but stitching the outer sections to the inner square made me realize they were a smidgeon out....so consequently the needed a little persuading to fit together.
After I got out the big - hot - persuader, adding a touch of steam and spray starch, the finished block makes the size.....but only just!
So that is why I'm not Happy Jane!