Triangles and Star Points

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I’ve seen a pattern being made on a few blogs using star points and equilateral triangles. As I had a few of the blue star points left over from my blue and white Texas Star quilt and some white triangles that had been previously printed, I decided to try one of the blocks during the Christmas holiday break. I liked it and this was one of the ideas I’ve wanted to play with.

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Yesterday I picked out a few batiks for this. Some of the ones in this photo have been removed as the scraps I had left of them weren’t large enough, but others have been substituted. I ironed a few of them on to freezer paper, fed them through the inkjet printer and printed the .75″ star points and equilateral triangles Β and started to play. For these I used Inklingo Shape Collection 3, one of the collections that is on CD and is probably the best value for money imaginable – there are loads and loads of shapes on the CD.

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Six of the blocks were hand pieced in next to no time. I have no real plan for this, other than making as many as I think I need for a small quilt and then setting them together. The block finishes as a 3.75″ equilateral triangle. Once there are more blocks done with more colours I think it will really start to be fun.

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Seams graded and pressed.

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Baxter was busy at his design board trying to figure out how to make this block.

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Earlier in the day he was sitting up on the top level of his kitty tree, observing.

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12 thoughts on “Triangles and Star Points

  1. Baxter looks like he is a bit confused on this particular project of the day! πŸ™‚ Cappy better be careful that he doesn’t use him as a pin cushion.
    But the real one is so cool looking with his great white beard! You could call him Baxter Claus!

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  2. Your blue texas star quilt is one of my favourites. I was eyeing it the other day while my thoughts were running over what fabric I have upstairs. Down, overenthusiastic quilt planning part of my brain, down! πŸ™‚
    I’ll just watch you play with them instead πŸ™‚

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  3. Ah… another piecing maniac! I have just redescovered foundation piecing, and am doing heart mug rugs and T-pot mats, … Can’t seem to get enough, bargello, stargello, seminole… you name it… Even Paper piecing!

    I love your triangles and (if its ok with you) might just have a go at that too πŸ˜‰

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  4. Once again you’ve made me want to print up my stash and start another project! Love what you’ve made, what size scraps did you use? I see Baxter has Cappy near by…is that a new favourite toy beside him?

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