8 Inch Half Square Challenge Continued

My beautiful stack of 7 inch half square triangles from Vintage Daydream produced by Riley Blake.
My beautiful stack of 7 inch half square triangles from Vintage Daydream produced by Riley Blake.

I got all 180 half square triangles trimmed up, thanks pod casts to keep me company. Today is sunny and bright so i decided to move the kitchen table over since it was in sun and play with lay outs. The light kept changing for the taking of the pics!

Sharing the process of pattern designing.
Sharing the process of pattern designing.

Thanks to Cheryl Arkinson’s class I toke black and white pics of the fabric so that I could divide it up in colour value. 

One idea, by the way, those are my knees, going to be doing a little painting today! Like the pairing of the light squares and the dark.
One idea, by the way, those are my knees, going to be doing a little painting today! Like the pairing of the light squares and the dark.

Here are a few different attempts.

All over view of this design. Love this Vintage Daydream by Designs by Dani and Riley Blake.
All over view of this design. Love this Vintage Daydream by Designs by Dani and Riley Blake.
Highlight the fabric by turning a few around.
Highlight the fabric by turning a few around.
There is more contrast when flipping the pink sides in.
There is more contrast when flipping the pink sides in.

 

To add interest for my free motion quilting, since I pretty much always think about the quilting part whenever I design a quilt, I added the three triangles in the mix.

Love the three squares that were formed by simply turning a few half square triangles around!
Love the three squares that were formed by simply turning a few half square triangles around!

I decided that on the light medium and dark scales, these blocks were not enough of a contrast to go along with the others. These are all the same fabrics but organized differently. Looking forward to seeing how they will go together. There are so many different ways to organize half square. one search on pinterest could last quite a while. First I will tackle the above before playing with the lights. Stay tuned. How are you half square triangles coming along?

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