Friday, September 8, 2017

Week in Review 2017 - 09/08

Tips, Thoughts and Techniques:

I am fortunate to have a husband who photographs my work for this blog and my website. He tends to photograph my work with a horizontal orientation as opposed to a vertical orientation, since with our camera and light set up this gets the best even exposure. If the piece is to be displayed vertically all that is necessary is to rotate the photograph by 90 degrees. I had envisioned Experimenting with Equilaterals as having a portrait orientation, that is until I saw this morning's batch of photographs with the piece in landscape orientation. Wow! I like this so much better. Just to add to the thrills, my plans for how to quilt it is better suited to a landscape orientation. Don't you love it when everything comes together?

Experimenting with Equilaterals
Well almost everything. My hours in the studio were dramatically curtailed this week. Here is what I did manage:

1) Work on Experimenting with Equilaterals - Done!

I finished seaming and pressing the piece.

2) Finish Picking Up the Pieces #1 and #3, #4 - Not Yet.

3) Pot(s) made this week - Done

Piecing equilateral triangles together isn't as straightforward as piecing half square triangles, squares and rectangles. I got lots of practice in. I even discovered that seamed equilateral triangles have direction and it is easy to inadvertently get the piecing going in the wrong direction. Sigh! 

4) Free motion quilting practice - Not this week.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what will happen when I overlay Experimenting with Equilaterals with the quilting motifs I've been exploring with pencil and paper. So, that will be one thing I will focus on next week. If there is more time I have my list ready.

1) Work on Experimenting with Equilaterals

2) Finish Picking Up the Pieces #1 and #3, #4

3) Pot(s) made this week

4) Free motion quilting practice

I am now linking up to two blogs on Fridays. The first is Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays and the second is Free Motion Mavericks.


  1. I love the color combination in this piece. I would have never thought of putting that lime green in but it really works. I like the bold and graphic simplicity that I know really isn't all that simple due to the piecing. (But I won't tell anyone) lol!

  2. How fortunate you are to have an in house photographer. My husband has never even owned a camera. I do like the horizontal orientation, looks like it was planned to go that way.

  3. how nice to be partners with your husband! Means he respects your work!I do too

  4. I've not been here for a bit, so missed earlier posts about "Equilaterals"...but I agree that the 'landscape' orientation is just right. Though my eye is drawn immediately to the large 'hexie', it's great fun to let it roam around the piece in search of all the triangles. I love a visual puzzle; this piece is a real treat!

  5. Hi Gwyned, I am back for a couple of days between travels and just catching up online. I really love this latest quilt. It is very gentle and soothing - something everyone can use these days!