The basis of my doll quilt is going to be hexies. But hexies made with equilateral triangles. And I had a revelation - because I love them! I mean I am having seriously too much fun making these babies. All credit has to be given to the Go! Baby, because you and I both know that I wouldn't be doing any of this if it involved strenuous hand cutting and complicated maths. I am far too lazy for that, and like my quick results for instant satisfaction.
I cut fabric, did the Go! Baby thing and got piecing. These little triangles have all their corners already trimmed so matching them up and doing a little chain piecing is a breeze.
Would I have Go! Baby if I hadn't won one? No. I know for a fact that I wouldn't. But now that I have one I can say, for me, it will change how I quilt at times. If I can cut blocks like the Drunkard's Path, for my bee blocks, without a bother then I will try something new. If I can do hexies, and triangles too, then I will give them a go. Without the cutter I would still be avoiding things like this like the plague.
If that happened then I wouldn't have whole a pile of hexies like this to show you from a mornings work.
And I wouldn't have received back these beautiful bee blocks from Judith. Thank you very much, Judith, you did a brilliant job.
So, this Friday my Favourite Thing is equilateral triangles. Love them! Going to go do some more of them. Thinking of all the things I could do with them. HSTs move aside, I think I am going to be on an equilateral kick instead! If you are curious what else people have as their favourite things then head on over to Quilting In My Pyjamas and have a look.
For a less than favourite thing Friday, its going to be tomatoes. More specifically, the tomato plants that I slaved over from seed, nurtured and loved. They turned on me as soon as I planted them outside. Seems they were less than pleased with the rather dismal start we had to our summer. They never forgave me. This is all I have got from five tomato plants this year.
How absolutely pathetic is that?! And now that autumn has kicked in early I'm not standing around waiting for some late bloomers. Waited long enough for these babies!