Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Twirling Dervish

This is about half the Twirling Triangles flimsy. Because sewing blocks on a severe curve like some of these distorts them a bit, I had to trim them down to 4.5" x 6" to get them "square" (four 90 degree corners), which reduces the effect of the curve somewhat. The seam allowance also contributes.

You can see it most clearly in the untrimmed (and unsewn) blocks on the left compared to the trimmed and sewn blocks on the right.  Had I known I would have made the original blocks larger, but hey, that's the way the cookie crumbles (or shall I say, that's the way the triangles twirl...)

This is probably NOT the last time I'll play with triangles like this.

And yeah, this quilt will need another horizontal row to make up the difference. Here in New England, where winters get as cold as minus 20 F (-29 C) outside, a "lap quilt" won't cut it on cold nights. I make all my "couch" quilts at least 72" long for that reason.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the name!!! Just keep sewing - you are on a roll!

Jackie said...

Love it and the name is perfect.