Sunday, April 27, 2014

April's Uneven Triangles

Life can be fairly uneven, but quilting can make up for it. On one of my favorite shows, Blue Bloods, Tom Selleck often says, "Life isn't fair, but you can be." So let's focus on the unexpected. The uneven triangles that can add a new dimension to our quilting.

Anna showed us half-rectangle triangles, a slightly more complicated but doable way to create uneven triangles, using a similar method to HST's. 

She also discussed these scrappy triangles that make individual rectangular blocks. 

I showed a different method using a similarly shaped triangle, only in rows like bunting.

Uneven triangles can also be roofs of houses.

Or finally, flying geese. I showed the 4-in-1 method using Lazy Girl Designs' ruler, but look around for other ways you feel comfortable with. 

I trolled around for some other triangle quilts that I'm loving online. You can find some of them here, here, here, here, here, here and here. I also collect quilts on Pinterest, American Flag quilts, and house quilts.

Also, Anna shared the pattern she will be using to teach her paper-piecing class in June.  It's a free pattern on craftsy, called Spring Tulips.

And here's a preview of the beautiful 2.5" strip fabric exchange that started this month. May and June will be the other months, and then in July we will pass them all out in class. You can bring all three months at once, or one set each month. Please remember to follow through, so that everyone who signed up gets a big packet of lovelies at the end.

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