Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rainbow magic.....

I mentioned in my last post that I'd started a practice piece. It's a little 1/2 square triangle quilt for a yet to be born (and gender unknown) baby.
I've got another 1/2 square triangle quilt running around in my head so what better way to familiarise myself with the 1/2 square triangle process again than by producing a small scale version.
This quilt was inspired by the scrappy zig zag quilt made by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew but I've inverted my zig zags and added a couple of extra blocks and another row. Mine will end up around 40" x 40". I've had rainbows on my mind lately too so I tried to make it as close to ROY G BIV but seeing as I'm just not a purple person my Indigo and Violet stash was pretty limited. (It's funny how everyone seems to say they're not purple people but they can usually find a bit or two in their stash!) So for this quilt I and V have been incorporated into one. Funny thing is, I really like the purple row! There's hope for me in the colour spectrum yet.
I love how 1/2 square triangles can take on so many configurations. I haven't done it, because it was so late when I laid this version out and I really liked it, but you could turn the blocks and end up with something completely different.
I'm absolutely thrilled with this little quilt and have taken a lot of time to make sure that my squares are trimmed to size.....that's the daunting bit for something bigger!

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