Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sewing Triangle Squares

Here I am, sewing my triangle squares on my modern Elna, instead of my "new" vintage Elna.  Sigh!  As I was cleaning and maintaining the Elna Super 62, I discovered that it takes a special bobbin, which I didn't have.  I ordered some, and now I'm waiting...waiting....waiting...I detest waiting! 

While I'm waiting, I'm sewing the setting for my quilt.  Here's my little pile of triangle squares. 

And here's a lot of them up on the design wall.  They're all in yellows, blues, and greens, although the green looks like black in this photo.  The colors coordinate with my Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 test blocks that I showed a few days ago.

The triangle squares are then joined into pairs to make these cool diagonal stripes.  Half of them will go this way, and half of them will go the opposite way.

These are fun and easy to sew.  Nothing to really match up either - low stress sewing.

When I look at all of these together, I see the beginnings of another quilt.  There is something interesting going on here.  I will have to play with it and see what I can create.  I often discover the start of a new quilt idea by playing with block elements on my design wall. 

Do you enjoy making your own quilt designs, or do you prefer to use a purchased pattern?  Leave a comment below.

Have a lovely day,

Jennifer Schifano Thomas 

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