|15 1/2" x 44 1/2"|
And they did eventually become one! Along with a mixture of Shot Cottons and Kona Shadow for the background!
I used EQ7 to create a few different triangle shapes and printed the paper piece templates out. Paper piecing is especially easy when it's a simple shape like these are.
These templates will ensure each block will be perfect. Which was important for when I pieced two of the same blocks together to make a one diamond block.
I wish I had taken 'in progress' pictures, but when the idea for this design came to me, I went in to a frenzy and before I knew it...it was nearly finished! The only picture I have is a bad picture I posted on Instagram!
I hope to use this same idea for a quilt. Still working on that idea! I may make the blocks into one diamond instead of two triangles. And I was thinking maybe I would try the freezer paper method. Has anyone tried that? I found the tutorial from Becca @ Bryan House Quilts. It looks promising!
I went a little crazy with the quilting. Straight lines, coordinating threads...you, fun stuff!
A stripe across the back for extra 'oomph'.
I found that while this isn't exactly pastel, I loved working with this color palette. It was a welcome change and I felt like I stretched myself. I know that sounds totally ridiculous!
And to be honest, chartreuse isn't exactly a pastel color!
Is there a color combination you are afraid to try? Or want to try? I would love to use these colors again, maybe with a different background. No idea what that would be and most likely...it'll be grey!