Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Block 11 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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Year of Scrappy Triangles, one year of free weekly foundation paper piecing quilt patterns. A great scrap buster!
Hello everyone! We've made some big changes technology wise at our house this month. We switched from a PC to a Mac and upgraded from EQ7 to EQ8. Needless to say, there has been some frustration, head banging, swearing learning in the process. I think I have most things figured out now, but for the life of me, I can't figure out where EQ8 is saving my pdfs of the Scrappy Triangle templates. So, for now, I just have the outline of the block on the pattern without the seam allowance around it. You will need to trim the block 1/4" outside the square. Do not trim on the line or the block will be too small. I have written trimming instructions on the pattern too, so hopefully there won't be any confusion.  

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The triangles and strips in this block create a fun secondary pinwheel pattern. I think it would be even more striking if the strips were significantly darker than the small triangles. Play around with it, they go together quickly!

free foundation paper pieced template year of scrappy triangles
I can't believe that our next block (the simplest of the year) will be the day after Christmas. This month has flown!

Stay safe in your travels! I wish you and your families all of the best.

1 comment:

  1. What fun--I really like the pinwheel that shows up. I think it would be clearer if you said "add 1/4 inch seam allowance to the block". When I read the word "trim" I think I'm supposed to cut something down to a smaller size. I LOVE these blocks!