Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What We Need Now Is A Little Magic...

My chevron text blocks are now either slightly more than 16.5 inches square...


Or just barely 16 inches square.


I really don't want to add one more round of fabric just to cut most of it off to make the blocks all the same size.


And there's the issue of some blocks ending with dark strips while others have the lighter text prints on the perimeters.


What I need to do is find a place, probably our double bed or a floor, where I can work out block placement. I want to see whether I can alternate the larger blocks with smaller blocks so I don't have to fuss with each and every block. It's quite likely that I will have to add in a strip here and there but I can live with that.

In the meantime, today I found myself sorting leftover half-square triangle units.


Most of these are the leftover corners from the process I use to make my Flying Geese units. The bigger ones will probably end up as Broken Dishes blocks (my current favorite use for half-square triangles). Not sure what I'll do with the little ones. They're only 1.75" in their raw state. Maybe tiny Broken Dishes? Maybe one or more sawtooth strings? Or I could start on a doll's quilt made entirely of tiny half-square triangles. Anyone got any other ideas out there? ;- )

1 comment:

Clare said...

I can't wait to see these blocks laid out.

Sorry - can't help you out with the triangles.I've got lots of mine own too.