Friday, October 2, 2015

cut glass

Today is another cloudy day in a string of days about two feet thick.  I'm overdue to share Eleni's 7 month post, I know, but a virus has been keeping her as down as the weather.  I'm hoping that we'll catch a short burst of sunshine sometime over this weekend to photograph a baby that's finally well, and that I can bring you her update soon.

Cut Glass block

Meanwhile, I'm taking a break from finishing my Pink Latte herringbone quilt to stitch and share a bee block for do. Good Stitches.

Cut Glass block

I'm using a tutorial from Jodi's Red Sky at Night series to the Cut Glass Dish block.  It requires lots of half square triangles, so I followed Jodi's lead in making the units 4 at a time.  This method starts with squares.  You sew around the edges and cut the sewn squares on diagonal twice.  Quick?  Yes.  The method does yield half square triangle units with bias edges and directionality issues, but that can be workable, especially if you're using non-directional fabrics.

Cut Glass block

Fortunately, my red fabric (Wanderer by April Rhodes) is only subtly directional, so I don't feel it's a problem.  My white fabric (Doe Hatched by Carolyn Friedlander) is mirrored, so it doesn't show when it's flipped.

Over all, a successful block and such a pretty pattern!  If I were more keen on making half square triangles, I would certainly aspire to a whole quilt of cut glass dishes!

p.s.  Thanks for all your thoughts on quilting Tangential.  Thinking through other's suggestions has a wonderful way of clarifying your own.  I think I know which direction to go.  Now I've only to actually get moving...


13 comments:

  1. I'm imagining the secondary patterns that could be created! Those fabrics look great together.

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  2. What a stunning block, those colors are just perfect together.

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  3. Love the block but you should try the Magic 8 method of quick HST. It makes eight at a time with no bias to worry about.

    Loads of tutorials around but a decent one on Craftsy (it includes the math for any size HST).

    http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/01/how-to-make-half-square-triangles/

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  4. Lovely block! I love HSTs...and am using the 8 at a time right now in fact :) Hoping for sunnier skies soon!


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  5. Love the red.
    I hope this week-end brings little Eleniblossom back in good health.

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  6. I love what can be done with HST but am not very fond of making them. This is a really pretty block. Looking forward to an Eleni update.

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  7. That is going to look so good with varying shades of red.

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  8. It's lovely! The little grass is so cheery at different angles like that. Like bugs when you walk through a field. Thanks for the mention! xx

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