Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Start


Much as I like the quilts I make, I try not to do the same thing twice. I really, really, really love the All Together Now quilt, and although I want to repeat the black and white thing, I don't want it to look like that quilt.

I knew I wanted the triangles to be arranged in horizontal rows like this, with the flat base of the triangles at the bottom. Now, you can't do anything really creative until you START, and since this quilt will be twelve rows of ten blocks, I have to put all the blocks on the design wall before I can figure out what's going on, so at this point I was just putting them up on the wall, trying to keep blocks with the same prints away from each other. But DAMN, this was boring.

So I flipped a couple of blocks. Already this was better.

So as I added blocks, I flipped them now and again.

I really like this so far, but I have to keep adding blocks before I really know what this quilt is going to do. This is my favorite part of making a quilt. Actually that's not true. All parts of making a quilt are my favorites.

So this is where I was when I had to go to bed last night. I shall continue later.

This is a Scrap Slab Triangle Quilt. It's pretty simple to make, and has so many design possibilities. (I should know, I've made eight, all different.) You start with your scraps. You can get my tutorial here, at my Etsy shop. You'll need the Tri-Recs ruler set.


Quiltdivajulie said...

I LOVE where you are going with this one!

Ruth said...

This is looking good. I will be watching with interest to see how it develops. I'm sure it will be great

Linda Swanekamp said...

I can tell this quilt is starting to take off!

Lesley Gilbert said...

Just checked out your link and all the beautiful variations you've achieved so far with your triangles :)