Monday, October 22, 2018

November Block Lottery - Improv Triangles with Hand Stitching

Laraine's Improv Triangles - cool handstitching!
It's Loree's block this month and she has put together a beauty with two things she loves - improv and hand stitching.

Prints you need for the triangles:

  • Black and white
  • Gray - low value - think low volume - no darks
  • Beige - low value
  • Pink - low value - think pastel
  • Brown - any value
Background - Kona Geranium only

Handstitching in black embroidery floss - 3 strands preferred

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of Kona Geranium fabric 11 1/4" X 11 1/4"
  2. Make an improv triangle of any size and shape not to exceed 10" in width or length
  3. Lay triangle on top of background fabric, the bottom of the triangle should line up with the bottom of the background fabric. A little wonky is good!
  4. Lay ruler along the right side of the triangle, cut, and slide piece to the side. This becomes piece #2.
  5. Repeat along the left side of the triangle. This becomes piece #1.
  6. Save the Geranium triangle you just created for another project.
  7. Sew piece #1 to the left side of the improv triangle. Press. Trim.
  8. Sew piece #2 to the right side of the improv triangle. Press.
  9. Trim entire block to 10" square.
  10. Add black running stitches with embroidery floss. This can be a little or a lot - your choice - Required!
  11. Repeat and make more =)
Have fun with this improv block!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like fun! I hope to see a picture of the finished quilt sometime down the road!

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