I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

IT'S ALL ABOUT TRIANGLES.....

Lesson 6 AFA quilt-along

Triangles..... AGAIN!   I'm telling you, everyone participating in the quilt-along will be an expert at making HST's and QUARTERSQT's and I guess that's what this project is aiming for!   I have introduced another fabric with this block.  It's the green spot paired with the orange spot.  I've used the yellow spot previously but not the green.  In the photo it is hard to tell the difference.

Now I don't want to bore you yet again with the old "I love my new ruler" but really.... I LOVE MY NEW RULER!  That would be the June Tailor Perfect Half Square and Quarter Square Triangle Ruler!  Today I used my 60mm rotary cutter with the ruler and I did find it much easier to slot that cutter into the ruler.  I used my 45mm cutter yesterday and found it a little difficult to insert into the ruler.  Both cutters have new blades so that's not the issue.  I just found that the larger cutter worked better!

I've updated my virtual quilt in the sidebar.......   now on to cut and piece my Batik version of this block......

Happy Sewing!!
Helen

FABRICS USED IN THIS BLOCK:-
BROWN CONTRAST FABRIC -  "MONOCHROMATIX" BY PATRICK LOSE FOR ROBERT KAUFMAN
A1 - BLUE TRIANGLES -  RAINBOO ZOO BY AMY BLAY FOR RED ROOSTER FABRICS
A1 - ORANGE TRIANGLES - RAINFOREST COLLECTION BY  CORAL TREE FABRICS "SUMMER RAIN"
GREEN TRIANGLES SUNSHINE DOTS GREEN, BROOK BY CP DESIGNS FOR STUDIOFABRICS.COM

2 comments :

  1. Your block looks great and I like the green spot.
    GRRRRR!!! I still can't work out the virtual quilt.
    After getting lots of help I am more confused than ever sew won't bother with it...

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