I've been sewing away on a new quilt this week. It's going to be all half-square triangles arranged into rows of zig-zags. (Some may call those chevrons to sound super hip. I am on the verge of being chevroned out, so we'll just say zig zag like the common non-designery folk. I know, I even put a chevron print in there. Whatev.) I picked these 8 prints from my stash, and since they all have gray or light backgrounds, I'm using a purple Bella solid as my background. Can't remember the exact name, but it's fairly purple. PURPLE.
All the Sewn employs are making it together in a class-type situation where Millissa is teaching us to use triangles on a roll.
If you were intrigued and clicked over to that website, you might have twitched a little when you saw it and then ran away. Don't be scared, some things that have terrible websites are still good products. And you can probably just find them on Amazon.
It's basically just that- triangles that come conveniently on a roll of paper. You cut off a section of the roll, lay that on top of your two fabrics that are RST. Pin it down in the blank spaces, sew on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines. No trimming down or squaring up, they come out pretty near perfect.
You do have to rip the paper off, but that's painless. Elsie "helps" with that part sometimes.
36 of them in each print. I have the other 3 done as well, but those need pressed. So here's my question- Do you think I should mix all the prints up in the rows of zig and zags? Or should I make each row a particular print?
Segregation or integration?
Here is Millissa's perfectly pieced sample if you need more of a visual:
So mine will have the purple instead of white. She mixed up the prints and it looks great, but I'm kind of liking the idea of separating them into the rows. But I like this. But I like that. Tell me what to do!
(Someone figured out how to take pictures of her feet in the car. Is there anything better than summer baby feet?)
By the way, there is something REALLY fun coming next week. Kristin and I have been brewing and stewing it for a while and we can't wait. CAN'T WAIT!!!!