More charm quilts from the New England Quilt Museum exhibit in Lowell MA. Current exhibit is Rhode Island quilts.
This little charmer was made by Pat Nickols, owner of many of the charm quilts in the exhibit.
Always interesting to see tho I have seen it many times, the Boston Pavement (aka tile quilt) is in the permanent collection of the museum.
Even simple squares make beautiful quilts!!
This is a Millenium Charm Quilt.
This is a unique touch....she had a square postmarked!
Sorry for the blurriness!
The following is my method for making the Second Triangle border on my Medallion Quilt. I did not want to follow the easy directions from Fons & Porter because that would yield me 4 Triangles alike and I wanted all to be different (nothing new there!). So this is the RoundAbout way I approached it using only my trusty 6.5" square ruler from Creative Grids. Not being a ruler collector as much as a fabric collector, I have only the squares in several sizes and the very necessary 6.5" x 24"!
Some Fabric choices for the lights...guess I failed to take a picture of the darks...
Placed my ruler over a single triangle until it fit perfectly.....now I know the size I need to cut: 3-5/8" x 7-1/4" rectangles. The ruler shows that the lower corners need to be at 5-1/8".
First fabric triangle seems to fit perfectly! The proof will be when I finish a row to be attached to the Half Square Triangle border!
Soon discovered I needed only 3-5/8" strips.....making sure the lower corners were at the 5-1/8" mark worked fine!
Nice size triangles and 2 half square triangles for the HST Box .......that's another "story"!
Selecting the lights and darks for the first border............I like "busy" fabrics for both the lights and the darks. In original pattern in the magazine, it looks like the same light fabric was used for the entire Triangle border, and it was beautiful fabric, but I like the variety!
I check corners to be sure they are square......see how the diagonal line on the ruler follows the diagonal sewing line and the edges align with the ruler? Good indication that things are as they should be.
Sewed alternating light and dark triangles......make sure you "offset" the triangles so that there is 1/4" seam allowance point on both ends of the seam. Most points are fine and the ones that aren't? I will live with them........