Here are the blocks I am working on for a new quilt. I thought I would like to share them with you. They look large here but they are really only about 7". Isn't it funny how pictures don't do blocks justice? I have noticed with patterns it is so incredibly hard to photograph the quilts and make them look good. The photos just don't show size.. maybe that is why people put quarters next to their blocks so you can see the actual size. It was a little hard for me to get a quarter to stick on my design wall. After I get this quilt finished I will take another picture so you can see the size. I am using "Homestead Gatherings" designed by Lisa Bonjean of Primitive Gatherings and I just love the fabric!
While we were on our cruise I finally gave in and tried using "triangle paper"... OMG where have I been? Do you use it?????
It is the best. I took a class from Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts and she had us use triangle paper for at least a block or two. Yep friends I am now hooked! I love to square up my pieces but this makes them perfect so I don't have to square up. I still measure my paper to make sure they are going to be the correct size and I even check a few of my finished half-square triangles to make sure they are correct.
Here is a picture of the triangle paper I am using for the blocks shown above. At first I worried about how much paper was going to waste, but then I figured out... what a good fire starter for me to use at the cabin. I am saving my papers to make nice cozy fires.
Now for the Giveaway!
$25 Geoff's Mom Gift Certificate!
Please leave your comments and let me know your thoughts? Do you use triangle paper? Do you have any tricks or techniques we can share?
I will draw the winner on June 21st.
Have a great day!