Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rocky Mountain Puzzle Quilt


 I have been working on the Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt .  It is the block of the week from Primitive Gatherings .  Every week I receive a little package with the fabric for six more 6.5 inch blocks .  When I signed up for this I thought every week we would do six different blocks and end up with a sampler quilt but you see every week we do the same block over and over out of different fabrics .


This means that every week I need to make 72 little half square triangles .  Twelve for each block -  Ten for the block with two left over for the borders .


I have been using 1.5" Thangles to make the HS Triangles and it works well enough but I can't decide if I like the Thangles or my old method of cutting squares drawing the line down the center cutting on the line and trimming to size .  Even with the Thangles there is a lot of trimming and cutting apart and you still have the paper to remove .


For this quilt I will stick with the Thangles .  This is the way the instructions are written and I am not sure there is enough fabric for another method .  Just curious about your methods for HS Triangles- What's your favorite?


Here are last weeks blocks and there is another little package waiting for me in the sewing room .


Hope you are finding some time to stitch .
Nancy

2 comments:

Sharon said...

On a project like this, the paper is the best method, no drawing lines, no trimming down (other than dog ears) and the precision is there. You are working with limited fabric, so that is important.

judith lockhart said...

I sometimes use the Easy Angle ruler and was considering trying that and seeing if I could be accurate. The Thangles are accurate but do seem to take a lot of time. Your blocks look great!