Thursday, August 20, 2009

Triangles to Go

Yesterday was the first "Working with Triangles" class. I took several photos, but when I checked over them this morning, this was the only one that included any actual triangles. So here it is.
We used the "sew and flip" method for the first batch of triangles. In this pic J is marking the diagonal line across one of her squares. You can see the half-square triangle units she's already made in the foreground. I really like the way her floral and purple fabrics tone and contrast.

We spent a bit of time at the beginning of the class talking about colour values and making decisions about light, medium and dark fabrics, since the success of these blocks so often depends on the contrast between fabrics. Of course that meant we had a chance to admire the fabrics which each of the students had brought along.

Vireya's Friendship Star quilt, which featured in the last blog post here, was my demo quilt for the day. It was much admired and very effectively demonstrated the importance of colour value in block designs.

As for "Triangles to Go", we have a correspondence student signed up for this class. So I'll be exploring flexible ways of delivering the teaching to some-one who can't be there for the face-to-face class.

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