|Diamonds quilt with a scrappy binding|
When Katarina Roccella posted on Instagram that she was looking for entries for a blog tour for her new fabric line, Blithe, with Art Gallery Fabrics, I got right to work designing a pattern. I adore Art Gallery Fabrics for their rich color and wonderful hand. They wash like a dream. Not to mention that if you got chosen, Art Gallery would send you fabrics to make your project with!
I was so excited when my entry got chosen. When the fabrics came, I got right to work cutting....
One thing I really love about finished quilt photos...you can take them artistically and keep your eyes off of the flaws. Pretty much every quilter I know always points out all of the flaws and imperfections in their work. Some imperfections are more than that though, they're straight up mistakes.
|Quilt Back with leftover scraps from the front|
This is my first sketch, I did two more after this, with colors and more precision and measurements. But this is how I always start out. In my head (sadly), half square rectangles were the same as half square triangles. Yeah. I know. DUH.
|This is how all of my quilt patterns start out - messy and on graph paper|
So I start to sew all of my ALREADY CUT fabrics and this is what I get...no points. I thought, maybe it's my imprecise sewing. Some of them look 'sort of' like points. Sort of.
|YIKES!! Where are the points??|
From Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
or this one, from the Modern Quilt Guild
|No points here either|
|From far away, in the fresh snow, it's pretty. Just squint.|
|Photo cred to my daughter Ally for holding this up so I could get good pictures|
If you have other tutorials, or wisdom about half square rectangles (or anything else that I don't know that I don't know), I'm all ears!