just a lot of triangles
I have cut so many triangles in the last few days. Four colours – blue, orange, green and pink. Five patterns in each colour. Twenty pieces of fabric. Two strips of 4 inches in each piece of fabric. 11 triangles in each strip. Twenty two triangles per piece of fabric. Ummm … that’s 440 triangles.
Actually, that sounds a bit meek when you think of some of the exquisite pieces in the Henry Ford Quilt museum that have around 22,000 triangles. Yes. 440 is rather meek.
However, just so I do have your attention, picture this. 440 triangles neatly laid out on a blanket on my bed. A trip to Spotlight to buy some pins so that I could pin enough into place to preserve that colour layout I pondered and switched and pondered and switched over for more than 3 hours. A little dog who was left inside because the chickens were outside roaming. Upon our return, triangles cosily repositioned into a nest in the middle of the bed by and for said little dog.
I know! Look at her there in the last photo – ducking under the bed. Why didn’t I think to shut the bedroom door – with her on the outside! :: sigh ::
Now I have 44o triangles all higgledy piggledy wrapped in a blanket and 3 boxes of as-yet unused pins. At least I have photos.
In a resigned effort to look for the good – doesn’t my bed just look like it sits dappled in sunshine beneath a forest of trees! It’s really the sun spilling through the old fashioned lace curtains on our windows.
And after playing around with hexagons, I ADORE the change to big triangles. It’s very pretty isn’t it! I love it. I’m hoping to love the little dog again soon.