fun with triangles

Half-square triangles have an infinite variety of ways to be put together. These color study units I have been working on give me a way to release some creative problem-solving time. Here are some of the ways they can work.


half-square triangle diagramsI think I will do something like this:


roughed-in composition for color study quiltI like how the white breaks up the geometry, forcing the viewer to complete the pattern in their imagination. I think I might add a wide white border too.

color experiments

Since the free-motion fairy is not with me today I decided to play with some color. Based loosely on the Pundit quilt colors of lime green, black and white I experimented with other highlight colors to create a different mood. Here are the half-square triangles in pre-trim mode. A lovely prayer-flag composition... I didn't really want to cut them apart.

half-square triangles in chained piecing mode

half-square triangles in chained piecing mode

Cutting them apart and ironing them flat yielded another viewpoint:


hal-square triangles pieced and rough trimmed

And now the experiment can begin:


half-square triangles on the design wall

I think I will add more white in the next batch. I like the hard black accents and I want to find another tint of that bright green.