A few meetings of the PMQG back, we all received a free pack of solid charm squares.
I had no immediate inspiration for these, so I decided to include them in my scrap quilt for 2011. I chose to make half square triangles out of them.
I used the method described in this video.
Basically, all you do is put two charm squares together, sew a quarter inch seam all around the edge, and then cut on both diagonals. You get 4 half square triangles out of it, which is nice. They end up being around 3 1/4 size, and if I were using them in a non-scrap quilt I'd cut them all down to 3 inches.
I paired the colors randomly, by drawing them out of a paper bag.
|All the finished triangles|
The four on top were my least favorite combos, and the four on the bottom were color combinations that I found interesting, and might want to explore further. It's all subjective of course. I don't think that the color combinations on top are bad, just ones I am personally not that fond of.
I really didn't like the pink and green one which is on the top right. I made this face when I saw it.
|Note to self: quit taking pictures of my face that look terrible|
In fact, when I saw that color combo in the bathroom for the first time, this is the face I made.
I think I just am not a huge fan of green and pink, but every time I tell someone I don't like the colors of the tile in my bathroom they say I'm crazy, so what do I know?
I sewed all the half square triangles together randomly, and am going to use them to border the center piece I made.
I like how it turned out.
And, because I will never, ever stop posting pictures of my cat, here is some more stuff about Fritz!
The other day I went downstairs, and didn't see Fritz anywhere. It was a little odd, and as the day went on I still couldn't find him.
Eventually, I figured out that he was in a box off stuff behind a chair.
I looked through the box to make sure there wasn't anything he could ruin inside, and ran across a book about quilting that I had bought over the summer.
It had this great piece of advice in it.