Saturday, October 15, 2011

Crumb Quilt-Along #5

Due to circumstances beyond my control (a.k.a. "real life"), I'm a week behind on Jo's Crumb Quilt-Along. So this week I've been working on liberated blocks made with triangles. When I rummaged through my drawer of white scraps, I discovered that I had a lot of small, white triangles.

I paired them with rectangles like this and sewed down the hypotenuse of each triangle using an approximate 1/4 inch seam.


Then I cut away the excess colored fabric . . .


. . . and pressed open the resultant square.



I found that I could also pair single white triangles with any colored scrap of approximately the same size.


Here are some of the 1/2 square triangles I made:



 And here are the three blocks I finished:




I like these blocks, but even though I did them without any measuring, they don't look very wonky. I suppose that's because I started out with the precut white triangles.

I look forward to doing some Log Cabin style blocks next, and hope to be caught up to everyone else by the end of the week.

6 comments:

Coloradolady said...

I like your blocks! What a great use of the white HST. Pretty colors too! Have a great Sunday!

ANudge said...

Oh, those are darling! I like how bright they are with the white. Love the name of your blog!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cute blocks!

vtquilter said...

Very cute! Love that middle blue one.

Jo said...

Your blocks are looking great. It was great that you came up with a way to use those extra triangles...that's what crumbing is all about. :)

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Thanks, ladies. You are all so very encouraging!

This morning I've been working on the log cabin blocks and hope to be able to post a link before I have to go to work.