I felt like an archeologist when I was cleaning out some of my mothers stash a couple of weeks ago. I am sure archeologists have the same questions I did when they find something. If you want to know what will happen to your UFOs and fabrics when you don't need them any more I can tell you. I threw a lot away. Lots of the fabrics were dated calico prints but I found some real treasures.
My mother loved what she called the Dutch Doll pattern. She made myself and each one of her 3 granddaughters a quilt using this pattern. I found squares she had completed but never made into a quilt. I also found parts to make more Dutch Dolls. When and/or if I have a granddaughter I can use these squares to make her a beautiful quilt that was started by her great grandmother.
I found 96 triangles already cut from this print. I am so-so about this print and there was not any more of it.
I wanted to make something for my church's annual Spring Fling. I thought why not use these triangles that are already cut. I decided on the zig zag pattern. The Modern Quilt Guild website is featuring Use what you have and that is what I did.
Now this I want you to see! This is the first arrangement which is the traditional way of doing it.
I was looking at it on my design wall one day and thought why not do something else. I flipped the orange section and look at this!!!
It makes the design so much more modern! I used a dark navy with pindots for the border which I haven't done yet. I really like the progression of the colors. The red is the only color that is actually in the triangle fabric but I really like the way the yellow, orange and purple look with it.
I found this tool in my mothers stash. Does anyone know what it is or how to use it
And believe it or not I found more triangles already cut and squares sewn together in my mothers stash. I would love to know what she was thinking of when she cut these pieces. She preferred to use templates to cut her pieces. I found several cardboard templates. It made me feel so close to mother looking through her fabric.