Sunday, February 17, 2013

Serendipity Sunday–Triangles

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!


Orice said...

Love the three-D effect of the twirls in the center of those triangles.

Kay said...

Very, very cool! But I can see why you wouldn't want to make many!