Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ocean Waves

Here's my revised Ocean Waves which may be more traditional. I've been (re)constructing it this past year... off and on. Each block has 49 pieces; it's not a beginner's pattern.

I chose a six inch center square. To make the triangles divide that number in half. The hypotenuse of these triangles finished 3 inches so I cut 4.25 inch squares and then cut two diagonals across the squares to get four QST (quarter square triangles.)

Piecing the blocks looked straightforward - alternate dark and light triangles. Not quite. You don't want to know how I did it but I assure you, it was the most difficult manner possible. I recently found very clear and much easier directions on Quiltville by +Bonnie K Hunter. As luck would have it her blocks are the same size as mine. Another advantage of Bonnie's method is the ability to check and trim the size of the squares as you progress. I wish I'd seen it earlier.


I'm slowly quilting the large squares. Feathers sound good but not a wreath.


Fret not; enjoy the day.

Ann

2 comments:

  1. A colors are beautifully blended, and the quilting is looking great!!

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    1. Thank you. I like the colors too. And after all these changes, I'm a bit surprised.

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