Friday, April 22, 2011

Liberating The Stripes!

Took a deep breath and began slicing.

Cut the original into 4 sections.

Then I cut one of the sections into 6 inch diagonal strips.

Then into 6 x 6 diagonal squares.

Another section I cut into 6 inch squares on the straight.

They each had some black.

I thought it was interesting.
I noticed the black was dominant so I began to place it strategically.

See the sometimes diagonal blocks and the sometimes straight blocks.

And look what I found! Half square triangles.

What fun!

See them rearranged a bit more carefully?


Hey, I am beginning to like this quilt.

Who woulda thought? 

I still have two more sections to slice and dice.  And company coming tomorrow so I have to cook and CLEAN the house (at least the bathroom).  And on Sunday we are going to Houmas House Plantation for a Sunday Brunch with our RICH friends......maybe they will pay for dinner?????

glen:  probably not...maybe I can look really poor.....

8 comments:

beebee said...

LOOKING VERY INTERESTING. LOVE THE DIAGONAL STRIPED SQUARES. THIS IS GOING TO BE A REALLY NICE QUILT!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wowie zow!! Love that sawtooth with them.

Alexis said...

Oooh, now that is starting to look really fun! Way to liberate that old piece!

sheila 77 said...

Now I wish I had kept my old boring pieces but I'm a compulsive thrower-outer. Looking forward to seeing how it finishes up.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

COOL! Looking So much better than the old quilt! hehe! play does ya good! ;-)

hope your guests pay... happy day! ;-)

Helen said...

Fascinating how the blacks take the lead now instead of being a background. Love the new look!

Margaret said...

Wow! What a "makeover"!

Miki Willa said...

This is looking very good. Great job slicing and repiecing. I love the HST strips.