Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Triangle love (I didn't say love triangle!)



I briefly mentioned sometime last week my love for Triangles on a Roll. What are they? Only the coolest invention ever for quick and precise piecing of half square triangles.

Still don't know what I'm talking about?

Dude. You can make this accurately and precisely. And pretty quickly too.




Make a bunch.




Then play around with the arrangement.




I went with this pinwheel design for the quilt I'm working on now. Made with Pop Garden.





It might be my most favoritest quilt ever. And just because I say that about each and every quilt I'm working on doesn't mean it isn't true.





This quilt is off to the long arm quilter today. And I'm keeping it for sure. But, Jen Duncan happens to be giving away a quilt made with the same fabric over on her blog. It is a real beauty and anyone would be lucky to win it.

Now where is my roll of Triangles?

-dana

22 comments:

Elissa said...

it makes me happy just LOOKING at it!

Artfulife said...

Dana it looks like so much fun. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Amylouwho said...

my mom JUST explained half-square gtriangles to me! and I've always loved pinwheels. I plan on doing something like this soon.

Sabra said...

Beautiful work, Dana. Thanks for the link to the giveaway.

jlk said...

I love me some triangles on a roll as well!

peaceliving said...

I've never heard of those...I couldn't find your earlier post about them...how do they work? I LOVE triangle squares so this just might be a must for me.

Amy said...

Those do look incredibly cool! Pretty quilt too :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

beautiful! hst's are so fun and that makes them easy - I haven't ventured into that purchase yet! Can't wait to see it quilted :)

Karen said...

Dana baby, we have missed you at the shop! Did you know that TOR are my notion of the month (20% off)and our free friday demo was on how to use them! BTW check out my first giveaway @ http://www.blessmystitches.blogspot.com

Bloggy Mama said...

How much do I wish that we lived close so that I could ooze more inspiration off you and we could get crafty together??? WAAAAAAY much! Also, I thought of you, yesterday, as I watched the inauguration. Peace, girl.

tara said...

How fresh and springy. Cant wait to see the finished product. I have wondered about triangles on a roll. Cool that they work.

PamperingBeki said...

Haha! You said Dude.

:)

PunkiePie said...

Hmmmm, I hate to do triangles. Nothing lines up the right way. Looks like I need to pick some of this up!

The Rausch's said...

Beautiful!!

Lissa Jane said...

Hey Dana
I have some of these and haven't found a project to use them with.. doh @ me, didn't think of pinwheels!
thanks for sharing the pics!

Lissa
Australia
PS this quilt looks so very 'spring'..

Lorie said...

That quilt is gorgeous! One of my goals this year is to start sewing! I just subscribed to your blog for inspiration! Maybe I will get off my bum and actually do some sewing!

hunnybunny said...

I <3 the colors! Thanks for posting happy! Seriously it just looks happy...

Simply This and That said...

Will have to check those out. Very cool. Love the truck in your banner. Great pic. ooxx`jodi

Heather said...

Gorgeous - I must say you have great talent!!! I also wanted to comment - that I love visiting your blog and listening to the tunes you post - they are always so great - I really like the music!!!!

susan said...

ive used the pages of triangle paper before with a class with doreen speckmann but you know me, curves, curves and more curves. i thought i was done with the blocks...right...i am 18 short. what a disappointment but got a glimse of what it might look like

Cheryl A said...

I have triangle love right now too!

Alwayskeptintap said...

I was sent here from your quilt friends site and I am glad I came. How fresh and authentic it is! I hope you have a great day and I hope I win a quilt! ;^)