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Thread: First Attempt at Triangles

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    I got brave and tried to do something with triangles rather than squares and rectangles. It appears that I need to get more precise with my measuring and accurate scant 1/4 seams and with pressing the right way. The light colored one was first and is the most "off", so I am forced to keep it for me. Second one is a gift for my daughter. Forgive that I got overly anxious to post and have not bound them yet.

    #1 Attempt - experiment - my keeper
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    #2 attempt - to be a gift
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    Very pretty.... Love the colors

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    nice job!

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    They are both very pretty but that second one really caught my eye.

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    Very pretty, love the fall colors.

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    They are both beautiful. :)

    I have not ventured into the world of triangles yet, but I just got some gorgeous symmetrical repeating patterns and a book that teaches how to cut the pattern into triangles to make snowflakes and a template too...sooo, I'll be going there sooner or later. lol

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    Beautiful fabric and a good job, and I'm sure that the more you practice the better you'll be at triangles.

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    They are both beautiful. :)

    I have not ventured into the world of triangles yet, but I just got some gorgeous symmetrical repeating patterns and a book that teaches how to cut the pattern into triangles to make snowflakes and a template too...sooo, I'll be going there sooner or later. lol
    Do you mind telling us the name of the book? I think I'd like to get one of them... I like the effect of triangles now that I have gotten started on them. Thanks.

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    Very pretty! I think you did a great job on both!

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    Very nice - they are lovely fabrics too.

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    Great job on both. I love the second one because it reminds me of pumpkin ice cream! I LOVE pumpkin ice cream.

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    Nice work...that 2nd one is gorgeous...the plaid works so well in there. I like the first one too but the colors are so pretty in that 2nd one. Name of pattern??

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    SharonAnne you did a great job. Have you looked at Rhondas tut on easy HST's? Before I started doing it her way I was having a lot of trouble now I can sit make them all day.

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    These are really pretty and a great start. I'm just now working on a project with triangles so I know the feeling. Holding my breath a lot...like that's gonna help things line up perfectly.

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    Very nice!

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    AWESOME JOB!!!! I don't see anything wrong with them at all!

    :)

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    Very pretty, I love your fabrics and your triangles look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    SharonAnne you did a great job. Have you looked at Rhondas tut on easy HST's? Before I started doing it her way I was having a lot of trouble now I can sit make them all day.
    Thanks. I just checked this out. How easy is THAT? I'll give that a try the next time I venture into triangles. Loved it. Happy Thursday with much appreciation for your tip.

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    Those are gorgeous!..........and you have just inspired me to make something similar - I got some of that fabric from my wonderful fall fat quarter swap partner ! Thank you!!!

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    I think they look perfectly wonderful! Love the fabrics! They are beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    They are both beautiful. :)

    I have not ventured into the world of triangles yet, but I just got some gorgeous symmetrical repeating patterns and a book that teaches how to cut the pattern into triangles to make snowflakes and a template too...sooo, I'll be going there sooner or later. lol
    Do you mind telling us the name of the book? I think I'd like to get one of them... I like the effect of triangles now that I have gotten started on them. Thanks.
    It's not out of a book.. My LQS had a small pattern card laminated for sale (less than the size of a postcard). Decided nothing ventured, nothing gained and this was not a huge investment like a $25 book that I MIGHT use 2 patterns from - lol. I'd be happy to get another and mail it to you. No charge - pay it forward as it is my turn to do that for someone. Please PM me, if you are interested. I have to go to LQS today for secret swap anyway, so it is no trouble.

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    they are so pretty... :D

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    I agree with cjomamma, Ronda tutorial are great and very easy to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    I got brave and tried to do something with triangles rather than squares and rectangles. It appears that I need to get more precise with my measuring and accurate scant 1/4 seams and with pressing the right way. The light colored one was first and is the most "off", so I am forced to keep it for me. Second one is a gift for my daughter. Forgive that I got overly anxious to post and have not bound them yet.
    I never work with triangles per se if I can help it. Usually sew squares together then cut. Saves stretched sides.
    I'm sure your daughter would love either. Both are very pretty.

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