SAMQG January Block of The Month
This month’s Block of the Month for the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild is a triangle! I’ve been a a member of 5 or 6 guilds in a few different towns and I’ve never made a triangle for a BOM. Let me tell you, I was thrilled to see the design. And super excited to dive in and stitch it up…. but um…. triangles are hard.
This block is made like a traditional Log Cabin Block, but the trick comes in (for me) with the finished size. Our requirement was that the equilateral triangle block needed to be 12 1/2″ tall. My first block (the red one) just happened to be the right size and I didn’t think anything of it. My second block (pictured in the center) had so many chops and re-sews, it was crazy. Eventually, I stopped trying to figure out what size row I’d need, and I just added a big FAT blue row. I laid my “perfect size block” on top of that big ole mess and started chopping. That method was great. I did the same thing for the purple block. I’m not sure if the directions said the triangles had to be “centered” in the design…. um… lets just say, um… my blocks are unique. =)
I love the block and think I’d make it again, but I’d use the “over-size and chop down” method to get consistent block sizes. Maybe I’ll win all the blocks and not have to make any, but still get a very cool, funky, scrappy quilt out of the deal. We shall see.