Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
InstructionsUse a lot of starch to stabilize fabric for the Magic Triangle method. It didn't save my points, but it saved my sanity.
The Drawn-Line method was my favorite this month.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Mod, Funky
Fabric: "Habitat" collection by Jay McCarroll for Free Spirit.
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to put together the wildest fabrics from this fabric collection in one crazy block, and something called "Windblown" seemed a pretty good choice! It is a low contrast, warm and wild block. It helps obscure the problems with matching points using that exposed bias method. I love the Chunky Chevron pattern, but I did not add a third fabric print because I think it is a good showcase for just two prints.
I am thinking of doing a row across the top and bottom of the quilt of Chunky Chevron blocks in different fabrics. That will pump up the size of the quilt to something closer to queen size.
What are you most proud of?
That I didn't quit on the Magic Triangle method, and that it came out to 12.5 inches on the first attempt (barely).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use fabric starch. :)