Monday, May 10, 2010

A Rainbow on Mother's Day

Yesterday, on Mother's day, I was gifted a leeetle extra time at the sewing machine during what was (for us) a relaxed Sunday.  Inspired by some of my Flickr favorites like this and this, I designed a rainbow of half square triangles to surround my finished crewel work.  It's a pillow-front in the making.

Work in progress

I've never worked with half square triangles before, so it took some trial and error to figure out how to piece them without losing their points.  But, it was time well spent.  I forsee more half square triangles in my future!  I love that I finally have enough fabrics in my stash to do a rainbow like this without shopping. 

Half Square triangles are cut from squares, so each has a twin sister.  Now, I wonder what I'll do with the rainbow of triangle "scraps" from this project?  Hmm....


  1. It's beautiful! I love the crewel. awesome.

  2. [...] On mother’s day I indulged in a little extra time with my sewing machine stitching up half square triangles in a rainbow of colors.  They frame the crewelwork, creating a pillow front.  I’ll be finishing this pillow [...]


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