Inspiration quilt: a cross between This beauty that became a pillow front from AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts and these amazing triangles from Julie at Jaybird Quilts
Inspiration fabrics: (am I crazy for doing this...) ANYTHING modern. Try to stay away from whites though - as that will be the sashing.
I was thinking of the same methodology for piecing as in the Crazy Mom Quilts post, but using a different size triangle. (bigger - rather than the itsy, bitsy 3.5" ones as I drove myself half crazy completing 6 - yes 6 is all I made - earlier this month). *see notation below for alternate piecing method depending on your preferences.
After much consideration on triangle shape (apparently there are 6 different triangles) and size, I think it might be easiest to make a right triangle (2 sides as 12" each, and according to the Pythagorean theorem, that makes the hypotenuse 17") ... okay, I don't remember much about math. Here is what I used to come up with my plan...
my 12.5" square ruler. To get your paper pattern, I took a random sheet of 12" scrapbook paper, lined up the middle cross angle line with the edge of the paper, traced the edge to make a diagonal line down the center (my ruler was not long enough, so I went as far as I could in 1 direction, then turned the paper to finish the line), cut and Voila - (2) templates for a 12x12x17" right triangle.
Once you have your template, use the tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts to piece the triangle together. I do NOT have a preference for how wide the scrappy pieces are - just that there be at least 3 fabrics per triangle. Example below of sewing onto the paper for the first piecing.
*The other option would be to make a 12" square of scrappy pieced fabrics, THEN cut using the template making procedure as described above - either seems like it should work for me.
I'd love to see pics if you give this a shot.
Good luck! Can't wait to see what everyone else from our do. Good Stitches group chooses for fabrics.
- Sew Sane Jane