Thursday, March 2, 2017

Triangles

I am preparing a demo for my sister's store on Quilt as you go, and these are the fabrics from their inventory to use for the store sample. 
 From the nine lengths of batik (12" wide) I cut off 8 inches, leaving the remaining 4 inches for later. Then I cut 5 squares from the 8" strips. Those then were cut in half on the diagonal. Because the batik is good on both sides, one triangle could be flipped over to make the mitered square.
 The first arrangement was just put on the design wall as it was cut. 5x9=45 blocks.
Then I tried it vertical with the extra strip added between rows. Uninspiring.
And then I forgot about the mitering idea and just did chevrons. Although better, I am still not convinced that this will be the final layout.

10 comments:

  1. The first layout looks very attic window. Will these fabrics be in a kit for your class?

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  2. The chevron design is stunning ... so happy you are sharing your process with us. I learn so much from your blog!!

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  3. What is so wonderful about your blocks here is that they have many ways to be arranged!
    Batiks are so color luscious and your good designs shows them versatile! I would love to be in the class when student begin to arrange their blocks!!

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  4. Actually this is only a Quilt as you go DEMO, the students will not be sewing or arranging blocks, or anything fun like that. Just discovering how to assemble a quilt and quilt it in sections.

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  5. I love the depth in the blocks and the colors!

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  6. Love the horizontal layout!! Gorgeous :)

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  7. I'd love to see the blocks laid out in diagonal stripes. I think it would like great that way.

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