Chris still finds time to play with that addictive Electric Quilt program even when she should be doing other things – like getting a head start on all the projects she has lined up for this year. We thought we’d have a look at some of the bits and pieces that actually preceded the last EQ playtime post. If you remember we just made and coloured in a half-square triangle, a quarter-square triangle and a unit that looked like two Flying Geese nose to nose (Kissing Geese?) and then made some quilts with the Geese units. But what about those triangles?
Starting with the half-square triangle – there’s lots of possibilities here. All blocks that divide diagonally can be arranged like this – think of Log Cabin for instance.
Keep turning the triangles … use the ‘Symmetry’ button to start with –
and then try a manual turn using the ‘Turn Block’ button –
Quarter-square triangles with just two colours aren’t so interesting
Or you can combine triangles –
Or add in the Geese unit
Next time we’ll look at what happens when we play with these same blocks and units a little more …