Last Craft Tuesday I showed you how to make triangles out of squares. What I didn't show you is what to do with the triangle blocks once you did make them. That is what we're doing today, so get out your triangle blocks and get ready to play. I'm going to show you all the amazing designs you can make with just a few triangle blocks.
|Sturdy denim potholders for Dan and Beth|
Predictably, I made some into pot holders. I don't know about you, but I can never have enough of these. These denim potholders in particular are not for me or my kitchen, however. I made them to give away. So, let's get to the sundry ways to arrange your triangle block to form different patterns.
This is the geese flying in one direction. Notice the dark triangles are all at the top left and the light triangle on the bottom right. Very uniform and straight forward.
Get it? It's a little tricky, but easy enough to do once you play with the blocks.
Whatever, you wish to call it, you should play with this option to see what you come up with. You can make the top and bottom rows match as they are here or switch the direction on one of them and get opposing slanting. That would be interesting!
So, that is what you can make with all those denim triangle blocks. Quite a few ways to arrange them for all manner of quilt designs. And if you are so inclined to be adventurous, you can mix a couple of different block patterns in one quilt project and come up with something totally unique. What fun!
I hope you try this and then you'll see what a few triangles can do.