I got wrapped up in sewing the isosceles triangle baby quilt this wee but I just had to stop for a few minutes and see what the pieces of the ugly quilt will look like.
This isn't the likely layout but I admit that I do love it. Not so ugly after all!
Here's what the pretty quilt blocks look like.
I think both of these projects are going to be fun.
Each week I'm picking a 4-patch block from the chart in the Spectacular Scraps book to see how it might be arranged. I'm not going to pick the easy ones. I'm looking for the oddballs to see if we can do something fun with them. This is the block I picked for this week.
The first layout is the block placed in a straight set with no rotations or flips. Actually now that I look at it here if I think if you turn it upside down it looks kind of cool.
This one turns alternate blocks upside down.
Then I decided that it's kind of difficult to see the pattern in a quilt layout so I made my quilt smaller so it will be easier to see the individual blocks.
Going clockwise the top right is set. Bottom right rotated once, bottom left rotated twice and top left rotated 3 times. It's a sashed pinwheel and it's pretty cool.
In this one the blocks on the left are mirror images of the one on the right.
This one takes the last set and mirrors the top 2 blocks to the bottom.
I like this too.
There are so many possibilities! I still haven't decided how I'm going to make my 2 quilts but I have a while before I need to make a decision.
For those interested in joining here's some basic info:
- There are no rules, your project just has to use half square triangles, it doesn't have to be exclusively HST blocks.
- Post your progress in your photo sharing site or blog or website and link up here.
- Grab the link button code on the left if you want to put it on your own site.
- I'll draw a winner each Friday for a selection of hand dyed scrap fabrics.
I hope you'll join the fun!