Speaking of fun, my mother sent me a link to another string project that she is working on. I was not smart enough to look through the quilt tutorial tab so I just searched the entire blog for the scrappy triangle blocks. I found a picture of a pillow and thought - hum, I can do that. I pulled out my string box and sewed several together in rows. Then I went to my rulers and found my equilateral triangle and cut me some triangles, sewed a few together and this is just the start. Then, a couple of days later when I called my mom and told her I was working on the triangles, she said she was using phone book pages to piece hers on. HUH?? I went back to the website and searched a little better - still not seeing the tutorial tab - and found that, yes, she did use paper to piece her triangles. OH, well. I am still going to do these like I have been and will probably only do enough to be a part of a pillow cover. This time I have taken pictures along the way - not totally along the way - forgot to take pictures of the strips all sewn together so now, there are a few in-progress shots. Yea, me!! Now to download them from my camera and get them on here. Just a sec. whew - my batteries held and I got them downloaded. I thought I had a picture of the strips and was so excited. I had it on here at first and then realized it was scraps from my scrap exchange - working on a second project from those scraps - and that it wasn't a part of the triangles so I deleted it off here for another blog posting.
Okay, I can not get these two pictures - the one above and the one below in the correct order. Every time I move it the right way, I stays for two seconds and then goes back to this. I don't know what is in the air with this one.
The triangles are sewn into two rows and they are then laid out here just to see how they look. I have made a few more triangles with other fabrics to break it all up just a touch more. These are probably larger than the ones on the blog. I am cutting them at the 4 1/2 line on my ruler. I will try and get a picture of the ruler next time. wait - you can see the edge of it in the picture below. It's that purple thing with the point almost touching my rotary cutter. I picked it up at Tuesday Morning along with an orange ruler that is a different shape - can you tell I have no clue what shape it is? I think it may be hexagonal, but I don't know right now. I have never used them, but since they were on clearance at Tuesday Morning (= cheap and worth the splurge even if I didn't know if I would ever use them or not - If nothing else, I could gift them to someone else) The major problem with this purple ruler is that it is so dark it's hard to see the lines. The next pictures I take, I will include both of the rules so you can see. For now, it's late and time for me to go to bed - busy day tomorrow. Hope this inspires you.