Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Unsure


Unsure, originally uploaded by CreativeReveries.

I'm trying my hand at half square triangles, but I'm not sure I like the result so far. Are my squares too big (they will be 4 inches by the time they are sewn together)? Do I need more prints? I think I might. Perhaps it is too early to judge.

6 comments:

  1. Keep going- they get better! More prints might help, but the design you are working on is a "big picture" piece.

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  2. Maybe try this tutorial for your triangles, it's quicker and more accurate: http://www.purlbee.com/triangle-tutorial/

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  3. I don't think the squares are too big. Another triangle trick is to take bigger squares (ie, 8"), sew around the perimeter with 1/4" seam, then cut on both diagonals - that way, you get 4 HSTS out of one sew (but you do have to deal with the fabric on the bias then, so that may be too fiddly).

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  4. I love your colors! I say go with it. I am making a queen quilt with this type of layout, and I have to say the whole is so much greater than the parts. Maybe lay out more of them so you can see how it will look. I must admit it took me ages to lay it out to my satisfaction, and I ended up doing some very geeky maths to balance the distribution of prints.

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  5. These look great! Once you have put them together they will look even better! Keep it up! -kb

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