Friday, August 8, 2014

Fun with triangles

Hello all, and welcome to another summer weekend! I am trying to treasure every remaining one, because they are just flying by. Soon enough we'll be talking about the dreaded winter weather, so best to enjoy it while we can!

What did you accomplish this week? The first things I finished were these two triangle blocks for RSC14:

And that's the end of my bright green scraps! Sad, I know. But I'm going to trade with a friend to get some more, so I'll have some soon. She wants some beiges and tans, which I have plenty of, so we both win. And August has 5 Saturdays, so I have some time, too.

I also finished the aqua triangle quilt center:

I like it, but here's my problem: I don't know where to go next with it. It's not that often I get stuck, but here I guess I was so pleased with the quilt center layout that I didn't think about the rest of the quilt. I thought of a couple options, and so far the best idea I have is a narrow orange border with another border of triangles. This would use up all of the triangles but one and make the quilt a little bigger. After this, I'm stumped. I know I need borders, but don't know what those would look like. Plain straight borders just don't seem right to me. Maybe some small pinwheels in other colors? I don't know. If you have an idea, let me know!

I also made a few more of the Dancing Nines blocks:

Can you tell that these were made from extra parts? I like how this quilt is progressing. I decided to make 35 more 9 patches so that I can have it set 5 blocks by 6 before borders are added. I have enough other pieces to make these and have some left over to make more of the 4 patches for one of the borders. I could almost cry when I think about using it all up and having a quilt top done from this fabric after 16 years.

That's it for me this week! Hope you all got some sewing done too.  Our son and daughter-in-law are moving to a new house this weekend, so you can guess what we'll be doing.

Linking to Sarah, Amanda Jean, and the awesome Angela. Pop on over for more quilty inspiration!

Also, if you followed the story of Pelly the pelican over at Connie's blog (Freemotion by the River), you want to read her post with the latest chapter. If you haven't read the saga, go back and do so. It will warm your heart!


Terri said...

Love your Aqua Triangle flimsy. I would put a narrow darker aqua or orange border on now, and make it larger with darker version of the inside. I think that would be amazing.

Shauna said...

Love the aqua quilt, I agree using darker aqua/orange in the borders will really frame it nicely.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love the visual effect of the Aqua Triangle - I would go with your idea of the narrow border and finish with a border of triangles. Great work!

Pattilou said...

When I first saw the picture I thought maybe you'd been doing HSTeria this summer. I love your bright quilt and the dancing nines blocks look like a fun beginning for a quilt.

Julie in GA said...

All your different projects are looking great!
Have you considered reversing the colors for a border on your aqua quilt? Maybe a row of orange triangles bordered by the aqua.

Sheila said...

Love your projects. You have been busy. Sometimes I have to leave unfinished projects out and look at them often during the day to figure out what how to finish them up. I'm sure you will thing of something fun.

Karen said...

I really like your triangle quilt. I am not sure either what kind of border. It does need a dark color border.

Karen said...

I really like your triangle quilt. I am not sure either what kind of border. It does need a dark color border.

scraphappy said...

You've had a productive week. The aqua HST quilt definitely needs some orange in the border along with some more triangle. Maybe they could point in with pairs forming a frame like a flying goose? Definitely a great place to put any extra pieces to work.

Lilian Pilar said...

Un trabajo precioso, bellos colores en verde.
Gracias me has dado una idea con tu primer bloque triangulos.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Lovely aqua quilt. I think a thin orange and then an aqua border to finish it off in a darker shade. Your piecing is so precise, I am so jealous! I struggle with it, but keep trying to improve.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you found some green scrap. Great idea to trade. Way better than buying pieces for a scrappy project!

Deb A said...

Love the aqua and orange quilt. Good luck deciding what the quilt wants for borders.
Will all your triangles be put together into a quilt in December?