Monday, June 30, 2014

Orientation...


It is thundering and raining...what a great day for sewing!  That's what I did...sewed.  And, I finished a quilt top! 



In the box that I received from Cathy last week, there were some half-square triangles (28) and squares (40) from the same fabric collection.  
I don't know if these were part of a project that Cathy started and abandoned, or if they were left over from a finished project...or what.  But, I did know that if I trimmed them and sewed them together, I would have a nice sized toddler quilt.  

So, I trimmed them all into 5 1/2 inch squares.  Then I sewed them together.  Somewhat randomly...

 Perhaps you noticed that the hst's are not all oriented the same way.  I always, always orient them the same way.  Like in this doll quilt...see how the white is always in the upper right corner?
                               

Here's a closer look at a part of the quilt I made today...

See it?  The one in the middle of the bottom row has the white in the lower left corner rather than in the upper right corner like the other three.  When one makes hst's with fabric that is directional (meaning there is an obvious up and down to the print), not all of them are able to be used if you are wanting to orient them in the same direction.  If you are using fabrics that have an allover design (meaning it looks the same from any direction), you don't have that problem.  

I gave that issue some thought.  And, I decided that it would bother me less if the hst's were not oriented the same way than if the prints were upside down or sideways.  ~grin~ 

I think it adds a certain charm to this quilt.  


This flimsy measures about 40 inches square. 

 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

4 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Those are really fun, I think the basic squares and triangles make the best quilts.

Debbie

Farm Girl said...

I think it does too, but it would be hard for me to leave them alone. I love how yours turned out. How nice to have rain and thunder.

Lindy said...

sent you my email. quilt looks good

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great use of your time--colorful fabrics

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