Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Treadleon TOBE
The 6" block consists of a print fabric 6" half square triangle, a print fabric 3" square, and two 3" half square triangles of muslin. Most of the blocks use a different print for the large triangle than they do for the square, and I did the same, so the quilt is rich in color and texture. Because of the values in the blocks, and the way they are arranged, there is a strong overall design. The blocks are a bit like the Log Cabin block, in that there are many ways that they could be arranged. That is where a design wall comes in really handy, letting us play with different designs and patterns before making a final decision on the arrangement.
I used Warm 'N Natural batting in this quilt, and plain straight line quilting on my Davis Vertical Feed treadle about 1/8" away from each side of the seams, as some of the blocks had very scant seam allowances, and I wanted to anchor the seams very well.
Tomorrow I'll put up a pic of another TOBE quilt that uses blocks from more than one exchange.
Posted by Pat in Rockport, TX at 8:56 AM