This week I moved from squares to triangles. The equilateral triangle has 60 degree corners, and my ruler has 60 degree lines. It’s a good thing, too, because I don’t want to think about the messes I would have made without it!
For the first piece, I attempted to follow Jennie’s measurements. I say “attempted” since I am famous (notorious?) for misreading instructions and today was no different! After just three rounds, the triangle sides were no longer equal and I could tell this wasn’t how I wanted the piece to look. So I started over . . .
After some “Goldilocks” trials, I found the measurements that were “just right!” Also, check out that funky stripe. That should be interesting.
Here it is – ready to roll back some edges. This is more like it! This time around, I checked the corners on each round and adjusted so that the final piece is closer to being what I expected.
Rolling back the edges didn’t really help the light green one. But the brown one is pretty cool. How about a closer look?
I like it! But, I don’t think I can imagine doing multiples of this – even if I could hope to get two or more that look alike. There are several suggestions in the book, including putting six of these together to make a hexagon. And, of course, some ideas for using other shapes for log cabin style blocks.
Um, no thanks. I think I’ll stick with squares! Thank goodness the next chapter goes back to something I can handle!