Geometry Lesson by Terrysim

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Binding
Started:
2013-03-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

I've been drawn to half square triangles lately and inspired by quilts like this Color Crush:


I'm still cutting and piecing from my stash, not sure where this will go and how big it will end up. In the meantime... any suggestions?

Update 3/24/13: I put the squares together and added some white sashing and now have a small baby-size quilt top. Looking for a cheerful, bright backing fabric.

Update 8/2/13: When I finally got around to making a back for this little quilt, I started thinking of it as a table topper instead of a baby quilt. So why not make it 2-sided? I did a big log cabin block for Side 2. I was originally going to quilt it with straight lines echoing the squares, but that wouldn't work so good with the log cabin side, so I settled on parallel circles. I've never done that quilting design before, but it was really easy and fast and I love the result.

So now I'm calling this "Geometry Lesson" since it is a study in triangles, squares, and circles. ;-)

Now on to the binding...

Pictures

Quilting done
Starting to piece blocks
Top assembled
Side 2- Log Cabin
Quilting in progress
Quilting on log cabin side

Loves

Missriain
Joke
AllPatchedUp
JudyBR
Conniharns
True

Comments

AllPatchedUp

Any suggestions?! How bout keep goin cuz this is awesome! :) Really, I love these little wonky triangles.

Juline

I also love the wonky triangles. I'm working on a similar project, but I'm doing the more labor-intensive HSTs. I just make a couple every so often, using fabrics from other projects. Some day I'll have enough for a bed quilt. I love the colors you've got going so far. Keep going!

Rebeccajeffsmith

These are definitely cute and carefree!

Terrysim

Rebeccajeffsmith Juline AllPatchedUp , - Thanks for the encouraging words! I have to admit that doing things wonky and improvisational is not in my comfort zone. Give me a well-written pattern and I am very happy to just "follow the directions!" But "carefree" is a good feeling and a good look!

I should clarify that I am using my piles of scraps from previous projects for these squares. I haven't cut into my stash - yet!

I'm thinking of trying to get the spectrum of rainbow colors into the top, but I'm a little short on orange fabrics. And am not sure how I will like the purples. Anyway, I'm sticking with "carefree"as the theme as I go along. Thanks, Rebecca, for the idea. smile

Tracy

Really liking what you've got so far. What size are you making your squares? I have a hard time with wonky also. I want to try it some day though.

AllPatchedUp

It's good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while. :)

I think using scraps up for a project like this is awesome!! No need to cut into stash per se....it can be an ongoing project, or you stop when you're out of scraps! :)

Terrysim

AllPatchedUp The added bonus is that I take a little trip down memory lane as I search through the scrap bin.

Tracy I am using 5" squares.

AllPatchedUp

Terrysim Exactly! Always a nice way to travel IMO ;)

Rebeccajeffsmith

If needed, I could send a few orange scraps your way.

Terrysim

Rebeccajeffsmith That's so sweet of you to offer! I did find a few more scraps tonight so I think I'm set for now, but thank you anyway! smile

True

Oh love this and the quilting is amazing!!! Must try it someday.

HawkFan

Great choice on the quilting - it works so well with both sides. And I love the name!

Terrysim

Thanks, all, for the encouragement. It's both fun and a little scary to make things without a pattern and not know exactly how it will turn out until the very end! ;-)

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