Something new on the design wall. Triangle blocks using a pattern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr called Balancing Act. This is just a start, many more to come. I think it is a good stashbuster, just three seams per block. I pulled some larger print strips from my bins and I am cutting up a few fabric samples and fat eights. Not sure how big it will grow yet.
** Edited note: This pattern was in a Better Homes & Gardens American Patchwork April 2009 magazine issue but a smaller project with the same block pieces may be downloaded at all people quilt.com - Topsy-Turvy Triangles
Here's how I keep my strips sorted. Some in plastic shoe box size bins stored under my cutting table.
Some sorted in these cloth bins. I found this in an antique mall booth several years ago. I labeled the bins with index cards and was planning to go more subtle with labels from my label maker after I decided which sizes I was sure about. Maybe soon I'll make up my mind. I love that cool little machine! It makes things look so official. I have labels on my food canisters but I'm won't bore you with a picture of them ;-) The index cards are kind of tacky looking.
I'm linking up with Judy's designwall-monday-july-2-2012 and Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day
I really like your Balancing Act blocks. You mentioned only 3 seams. What size are the cut strips you use? Maybe you could take pics of each step.ReplyDelete
It's looking great- how big will it be? Looking forward to seeing your progress.ReplyDelete
I have that quilt on my to do list, I wanted to do it as a wedding gift for a friend's daughter, but ran out of time... maybe an aniversary gift.. I am planning on using black and white/white and black fabrics the outside "rings" and then varied bright colors in the center. Yours are looking GOOD!ReplyDelete