Wednesday, October 17

Triangles

redstarquilt

Triangles are harder than squares. Much harder. But, I suppose, one never get good at piecing triangles unless they've first muddled through being stinky at piecing triangles.

I used lots of different fabrics to distract the eye from the not so perfectly matched points. Hopefully my evil plan worked as this is a gift.

This little quiltie is 23.5" square. I just need to stitch the back of the binding and quilt the outermost border.

I've got a couple other things in the works that will be finished soon!

10 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Oh good I am not the only one who hate triangles. That is why there is a button in the center of the pock on my hold-me up apron !!! Clarice

Lizz said...

Very nice Mama! I enjoy your blog and your creations.

lynette Anderson said...

Looks great, I really like your choice of colours. Who cares about points matching... I actally like the imperfect quilts more than the perfect ones. Is it handquilted? I am sure the gift receiver will be thrilled.

Anonymous said...

I love that quilt!

Allison

Thimbleanna said...

Love that red -- great job!

Lisa said...

Wonderful!! Love the scrappy triangles. What a perfect gift. Did you actually piece triangles or did you use the method where you sew squares together diagnolly and then cut them apart into two triangles that are already sewn together? (Did that even make sense?) I think that is an easier way to make triangles, not that my points are so great that way either!! LOL

Bettsi McComb said...

Dannielle, it's beautiful! It looks imperfectly perfect and that's how hand made things should look. I love it!

Tiarnna said...

I think it looks awesome D!!!

Jenny said...

Love the colours, I'm really liking red at the moment.

Supermom said...

there's a great trick to perfect triangle piecing...start with squares. cut 2 pieces of different fabric 7/8" bigger than edges of what you want triangles to be. IE, for 2" short sides on triangles, cut 2-7/8" squares. sandwich 2 pieces and draw a diagonal line. Sew 1/4 inch on either side of diagonal line, and then cut into 2 triangles on that line. Voila - perfect.

This can be also done for 4-sq triangles by starting with squares that are (I think) 1.25" bigger. Do what I said above, and then sandwich your 2 squares (that are really 2 sewn triangles), draw line, sew 2 lines, cut and then you have 2 perfect quarter square triangle units.

Play with this to get exact amounts to add, but it makes very nice, faster units