Saturday, October 27, 2012

flat irons.......

have been inspired by this antique flat irons block quilt.....


looks way more difficult to me than it actually was......here's the step by step of my first block......using a 60' ruler i cut 2" triangles and a 3&1/4" triangle.....




laid out my triangles and then off they go to the sewing machine, before you know it you've got a flat iron block, not perfection to be sure, but i strived for enjoyment of the quilting process along with a little of that primitive look......










while the iron was hot made a couple more, looks like i'm going with a blackish background and possibly either gold or red for the 5&3/4" alternate triangles....




thoroughly enjoy a day spent at my sewing machine........

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7 comments:

Janet O. said...

Thanks for figuring this out for us! Looks like fun!

audrey said...

I love this quilt pattern, but wowsers what a bunch of triangles! Looks like you're off to a great start!

Valerie said...

Oh my - now you're inspiring ME!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Wow Cheri! That's one I probably would have avoided like the plague!!! lol Thanks for breaking it down for us and sharing the dimensions. I'll look forward to seeing your top when it's done. Hugs, Lori

Libby said...

YUM!

Mary said...

Great directions - thanks! I would have avoided it, too, but now I think I may try a small, doll-sized quilt in this pattern. What size are you planning on finishing?

Guilitta said...

I like this quilt. Thank you for the tutorial.

Greeting from Germany
Guilitta