And sometimes a quilt seems to be part of the equation.
So that's what I've done.
|Not sure which way up the triangles look best|
I just took a layer cake I had been given and then added in some more of my own fabrics to get a more eclectic look going.
Half square triangles came to mind. A couple of things worth noting if you use either of the two quick ways for creating HSTs.
If you use this method
you will end up with two HSTs that look like this:
And if you use the method where you put two squares together (right sides facing) and sew a 1/4" all round the square before cutting it across the diagonal, corner to corner twice (sorry, can't find a video) you'll end up with HSTs that look like this with the fabric patterns on the diagonal.
Worth noting as on the diagonal might not be your cup of tea.
I quilted it with a variagated red thread. Yet again, my machine doesn't seem to be enamoured with variegated threads (I'd love to know why) and although it did the job, the whole time I was quilting the machine sounded sluggish and loud. I adjusted the tension, changed the needle, rethreaded - nothing seemed to improve the situation.
But in the great scheme of things it's not really that important.
Because quilts to me are not about prize-winning perfection.
They are all about turning a house into a home.