Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Works in Progress | Splendid Sampler

Happy Wednesday! Slowly but surely I've been keeping on with some of my works in progress.  I've mentioned before that I love having ongoing projects...and my Splendid Sampler project is definitely a favorite right now!


I just have one new block to share this week, but one block is progress, right?


I made block number 40, Flights of Friendship by Me & My Sister recently and love how it turned out! 


 I think the taupe polka dots on white add a little depth without being too busy!


 I've also been making half-square triangles...a lot of half-square triangles. This time I used Triangles on a Roll. I have to say that I've used this and other triangle papers in the past and haven't been sold on them. But for some reason I really enjoyed using the triangle paper this time. 

Shortening my stitch length to 1.6 made it easy to tear the papers, and I honestly didn't mind sitting down and tearing papers rather than standing and trimming the triangles down to size like I usually do.




 What are your thoughts on triangle papers?




 Hope you're having a wonderful week! Thanks so much for stopping by!


11 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

Love the Flights of Friendship block using the background fabric as a center. I can see using the Triangles on a Roll paper making this project easier than trimming them all to size. I myself do not like using paper, but......! For smaller HST's I use Lori Holt's favorite method and cut both same size - sew Easy Corner Triangle and voila - no trimming! That is my favorite method :)!

Tammy McNaught said...

I also like using the triangle papers.
You do lovely work. Your seams line up perfectly. Do you pin a lot?

Quilt Granny said...

I have never used HST triangle papers but I may have to convert. Yours look perfect. Lucky you. I have not made that block on TSS yet, but will get it done this week. I got a little behind and this is one of the ones I dropped off in order to catch up.

Melissa Corry said...

I need to get making those triangles as well ;) There are so many of them ;) Glad to hear you enjoyed the papers this time, I have had similar experiences of not enjoying them as much, but I am hoping that with the smaller size, I will find I like them more, great idea to shorten the stitch length, thanks ;)

Hildy said...

I really love your Splendid Sampler blocks and the Flights of Friendship block is amazing!
I've never used triangle papers. My favorite method is to use two squares a bit bigger then necassary and fold one suare in half diagonally, give it a little press with the iron so I can see the folding line and then sew 1/4" from this line. It's a trick that was in a Missouri Quilt tutorial once and since it's faster then draw all these diagonal lines with a pencil I use it;-) And then I watch a good show on TV and trim my HSTs to size.

The Patchsmith said...

I am loving your Splendid Sampler blocks.

Karen said...

I just added some of those exact same HSTs into quilt blocks last night. :-)

Helen L said...

I love your new block: so pretty! And hmmm, I wonder what all those red hst blocks are for? ;-) Some new surprise is cooking I'm sure! :-) Hugs, H

Janice Holton said...

Triangle papers! Hmm. Yet another thing I have yet to try! After just finishing cutting out and trimming HST's for a chevron quilt, I know I sure don't like THAT very much. Do you have a favorite brand of paper?

KathyinMN said...

Love triangle paper, especially when you need to turn yardage (or fat quarters) into a kabillion half square triangles. Easy way to sew mindlessly (on the lines) and cut long slices to get faster triangles.

Kleine Vingers said...

I have never used the paper so do not know if i like it. I normally sew squares and cut them in half. greetings

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