28 January, 2020

Triangle Tuesday

I'm a sucker for alliteration-- that's why "Triangle Tuesday" sounded so appealing. Yep, I've been stitching up tons and tons of triangles! These triangles are actually composed from squares. Squares marked and chain-stitched into an endless train that will eventually be cut apart into a mountain of half-square-triangles. These are small, the smaller the unit the higher the chances for error -- seams that might be slightly off can make a huge difference in the finished size when these HSTs finish to only 1.5" Here's where the better part of  "Triangle Tuesday" comes in: "Terrific Triangle Tuesday with Tucker Trimmer!"
Each cut-apart HST unit is pressed, toward the dark fabric, and then trimmed up with the Tucker Trimmer; you'd better believe that all those minuscule trimmings on the right side of the photo (above) make ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
Trimmed units, taken to the machine...
...combine for precision like this! 
Careful pressing and trimming with the Tucker Trimmer really do work!
And, sew-- where are all of these half-square triangles going? This is where I stand today after clue #3 in the Temecula Quilt Co. Scavenger Hunt Sew-along; it's going on now. This measures 12" X 45" at this point. This may just be one of the most brilliant marketing moves that I've seen in a long time. I've long been a fan of the Temecula Quilt Co., this sew-along requires the purchase of their latest book to solve the weekly clues. No complaints whatsoever, the book is fabulous and I'll be creating more from their tempting pages. Sticking to my guiding word for 2020-- "VISION", I am only using what I can clearly see in front of me: all of my own stashed and labeled cut scraps (Scrap User's System)! It's all good. And what's even better? Alliteration at its best: Triangle Tuesday with Tucker Trimmer! Use your tools, that's what they're for; you'll be happy with the results!

Life is Good!
Up next: Off the Wall

7 comments:

jude's page said...

Cute little blocks, well done, look forward to seeing your progress as you continue. (And I confess to having to look up alliteration and what it means, and finding out that I have occasionally used it in blog headings, but now I know what to call it!!)

Teresa said...

A marvelous project

cityquilter grace said...

terrific triangle trimmer! thanks to temecula for a triangle tuesday...lol! i like their stuff too so it'll be tremendous!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have been eyeing that book . . . thanks (grin) for the nudge.

straythreads said...

Tiny triangles your alliteration could become a tongue twister

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! And you're mad to make such small HST. :D Beautiful work! xx

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