hmm.. Triangle play? What could that be. What has Rachel been making lately...
Folks, it's just more journals.
Yep. But, after these two that I'm sharing today there's just ONE left before they can all mail out. And then I can finally reveal the folks who inspired them. Which could be kind of dicey in theory, but I think you won't mind when you see who.
Triangle scraps. Oh, do they accumulate! All sorts of random trimmings from blocks like flying geese, bindings joined with diagonal seems, half-square triangle misshaps - the triangles amass. And then they taunt me with their exclusive triangle shape, trying to resist improv piecing.
But, aha, they can be made into square-in-square kind of shapes!!!
And, then, if you are unsatisfied with your square-in-square scrappy creations, you can chop-chop them in half to make flying-geese-esque mutations.
Recipe: Sew 2 triangles together to make a square (this is the center of your square-in-square shapes. No actual squares allowed). Choose 4 triangles which have one side about a 1/2" longer than the sides of your square center. One at a time, sew a triangle onto the side of your square, always centering the triangle and leaving little overhanging fabric bits on each side. Press seams as you go. Once all 4 triangles are added, square up your square-in-square shape. Continue adding triangle layers to enlarge. Cut in half to create flying-geese mutations.
Many triangles were claimed in the process. Muahahaha.
The finished journal covers are Triangle Play. See? At first I thought it was going to be Triangle Failure because I really wasn't digging the way the colors and points looked in the square-in-square form. But, here, I see happy, wonky, scrappy delight. Chopped points and all (which result from my stubbornly using triangle scraps which were too small).
on the back too.
With insides that want to hold doodles and sketches for future stitchy creations.
Postscript: I have been asked by many fine folks if I will be selling my journal covers. Hmm... This is a tres tricky question because y'all know that much more time goes into making things like this than can be pulled out of the product in market value pricing. Which is a way to say, that I wouldn't want to charge enough for my time.
So, I am currently hemming and hawing about possibly making a stack of these to sell (this stack is definitely to be gifted) pending my continued desire to scrap them together, pending my free time and pending your intention to really, actually buy them - on a limited bases. Pricing to be determined. Suggestions welcome. Sorry, that's not really an answer.