Jane-free July lasted until midway through August, but I am back making Dear Jane blocks. I now have 129 blocks completed.
While still feeling refreshed after my short break, I decided to be brave and tackle G6 Papa’s Star, a block that had been scaring the life out of me.
I made it in a boring brown in case it turned out really wonky. I thought brown would not draw the eye in the way a red star would, so any imperfections would not be too obvious. It has turned out far better than I hoped, and now I wish I had chosen red!
I redrew Brenda’s block as the five-pointed star in her Dear Jane book is not symmetrical. I machine sewed it in two foundation paper pieced parts: the small star and the large star. I did hand sew one fiddly seam on the large star. I then hand appliquéd the large star on top of the smaller centre one.
My revised versions of G6 Papa’s Star are available here as a pdf in case any other Janiacs find them helpful. The smaller centre star stayed the same, so I did not redraw it; refer to your book for the small star.