Of course, I was blown away that she had already made the above. I asked about it and here's her reply: "My foundation squares are 12 inch flannel, and I think I might just let them be the background of the quilt. The squares I am folding are 5 inch. It is remarkable how differently sized the circles come out, depending on how I lay the triangles. Luckily, I'm not too worried about perfection. I'm more worried about a large quantity of 5 inch squares to be used up, and six more shirts from the goodwill about to be cut into squares!"
AH! that explains why Laura likes my blog. Goodwill shirts, hooray!
|Triangles before trimming|
I wanted more details. Laura wrote this AND sent a few more photos: "Glad you liked the colors! I tried to go for contrast between the rows of points, either across the color wheel (ie, orange to blue), or value light to dark. This has been an excellent project to use up slightly weird fabrics. Once they are folded and then layered, only the broad strokes show. As I assemble the blocks, I'm putting the seams on the front and then covering them with the binding. I am finding this to be a very relaxing project. It is quite fun to sort through my bin of squares and fold them up. I have not been pressing the points."
"I trim by folding the foundation out of the way. It is also easiest to sew the seam binding down to the inside first, covering the last row of stitching by eye. Then I check to make sure it is trimmed enough that the binding will cover the raw edge and sew down the outer edge of the seam binding."
Thanks, Laura, for sharing all this!