Hello everyone! Another week, another block! and this week is MY week.
I'm so happy to bring you...
Basket of Triangles
Pattern link is below.
For this block, I chose a background from Lizzie's Legacy, a red print from Hope's Journey and the brown and gold prints are from Rachel Remembered which is shipping to shops this week! Yay!!!
Be sure to starch your fabrics before cutting...it makes all the difference with these small blocks.
I could have used 1" triangle paper, but cut 2" squares for HSTs instead. I then trimmed each triangle unit to 1 1/2". I like that method for small amounts of triangles most of the time. You will notice in the pattern, cutting instructions are given for 1 7/8" squares, so I've only added 1/8". Note the brown triangles at the top of the basket? Those must be cut from 1 7/8" squares.
I always layout my pieces, sew in groups and replace in the layout before proceeding. Makes it easier to catch a mistake.
I love baskets! Take your time, cutting and sewing accurately. Pressing of the triangles can be tricky as you sew units together for the brown and gold triangles. You might try pressing seams open, or pressing to the side with the least resistance. I press to the side. That's me, my preference. Do what works for you. I like my seams to stagger. I pin next to the side of the seam and I do stitch over my pins. Bad girl, but I do. I showed you last week how I press seams...I un-sew the stitching, twisting (flipping) the connecting seam so the seams go in the opposite direction. This gives me a very flat intersection. Then after I join rows, I may need to clip 1/4" away from the seam to continue
staggered seams and flat intersections.
Here's the back of my basket. Note the intersections, the flipping of seams makes cute 4 patches.
What a coincidence...the question of the week concerns pins! Didn't I just confess that I sew over pins? It's not a great habit, and I do hit some occasionally.
I do a lot of finger pinning as well as straight pinning.
When I pin long sashes or borders, I like the long Clover pins, but for pinning block parts, I prefer 2507 Clover Patchwork pins, super thin and sharp. For the traveling sewing kit, I like the Little House pins in the cute little tin. And, talk about sharp!!! No wonder they are contained in that tin!
I pinned a lot on these blocks! And please press carefully. Tiny 3" blocks are so easily distorted.
Last week Lynne gave us a Penny Basket, and you saw the Mini Penny Basket that I made. If you missed, go to last week's blog. But, since I know not all of you like applique, I posted, while at Jury Duty, to Facebook and Instagram, the little basket block I made to show this week. Yes, I made the block with the intention of showing it for my mini this week, but scheduled the blog post without it.
I blame nerves over Jury Duty.
Monday night I decided to try making Basket of Triangles in a 3" block and ....
oh my, it is so cute...they both are! The other little basket is actually known as Cake Stand.
The block on the right is what I made last week, for this week. The HST units are 3/4" finished.
I made the one on the left, this week, for today, and it has 1/2" finished HSTs.
I strongly recommend 1/2" triangle paper or cutting squares 1 1/2" for HSTs and trimming to 1" after stitching and pressing. I used Lisa's 1/2" papers for the brown and green triangles and then cut squares for the rest. Rectangles are cut 1" x 2 1/2", squares 1" and for large cream triangle, cut a
2 7/8" square in half diagonally.
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I'm loving these 3" blocks.
to download the pattern for Basket of Triangles,
Tuesday, I made Lisa's bonus block...I actually found leftover geese units just the right size for the star points and whipped up some triangles using 1" triangle papers. Fabrics are Eliza's Indigo and Rachel Remembered.
Another awesome alternate block! Thanks Lisa!!!
Hope you are all enjoying making our blocks! The creativity of those shown on social media is wonderful to see. This is just month 8! 40 blocks to go.
Be sure to visit my friends' blogs to see their blocks. Their links are below.
Last thing on today's list... the long awaited Rachel Remembered is shipping to your local quilt shop this week. To those who missed the starter bundles, here's your chance to pick up some of my pretty fabric...I'm a little biased, I love this line! This photo was from last October when it was shown at Quilt Market. My big Ohio star quilt I call Rachel's Garden is hanging now, in Hancock's of Paducah for Quilt Week...anyone going to Paducah? I've never been.
and this was posted by Moda....
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