Friday, March 29, 2013

Offset Triangles: A Hate-Hate Relationship

Whelp, I resurrected a creature from the Kaye England Block of the Month from two-ish years ago.  Some folks remember this quilt as the one I changed all the colors on in class, and got super behind on and they wanted to see it done and I wanted to see it burn.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the project and the colors but uh...let's just say my patience with getting stymied by techniques requiring superhuman precision is embarrassingly short.  Hey, at least I admit it, right?  That has to count for something.

So. Offset triangles are thee devil. Mom is so very seventh level of hell isn't chickens (long story), it's a project with offset triangles in it.  Think I'm kidding?  Check out this entry from 2011.  This time, ironing isn't the problem...yes, this rookie cookie finally broke the press-not-iron code.  It's the quarter inch on the ends.  Somewhere, I am massively screwing it up despite my diligent (I swear!) measuring, pinning, careful stitching and pressing-not-ironing...because it's looking like a damn staircase. 

Of course, when I looked online for a half decent tutorial on prepping and sewing offset triangles, I got directed to engineering websites and sewing equilateral triangles.  Well, both of those help me exactly not at all, because I am sewing the squatty isosceles variety and as my brain is pretty busted in the math department, I can't seem to extrapolate the procedure.  Someone needs to get on writing up a tute for that...I'd do it but I am the absolutely wrong person for the job.

This looks like a quilt for another day.  Maybe it'll be done by the time I'm 30 (fat chance, I'm staring down the wrong side of my 20s)

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