In September I told you about mystery quilts I have done, and showed you the beginnings of a new one by The Quilt Pattern Magazine online. I used Christmas colours – reds and greens – and a cute white with Christmas cats on it. The first sewing step was to make a bunch of half square triangles.
November’s instructions came with a challenge. Rather than assembling those HST’s according to the designer’s directions, we are to play with them and put them anywhere we like. I am making the smallest version, which is to make two small table toppers, with one 16 square (4 X 4) in the centre of each, and a border around it. This arrangement would leave me with 4 pieces left over for each topper.
I tried arranging and rearranging them last night – and just wasn’t satisfied.
Before I went to bed (after several rousing rounds of “Words with Friends”), I decided that maybe I would rather make one larger piece instead. I unfortunately didn’t take a photo of the arrangement. I just remember it looking rather dark, like this one.
I played with the pieces a bit more this afternoon, and have found a few interesting plans. There are a few more photos in the slide show at the bottom. I’m not sure which one to use, though. Any suggestions? Please comment and help me out.