Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Clue 4 - I get by with a little help from my friends

One of the first emails I read Monday morning was from my friend Chantal, letting me know about a nifty way to make the On Ringo Lake Clue 4 units.  And then later that day, Libby posted about using the same technique.
When great minds are inviting me to come play, how could I refuse?
I gave it a try and admit I'm totally smitten.  Not having to cut out a bazillion triangles?  Seriously? 


On the left is one of the units that get cut up into triangle blocks.  On the right are three triangles made this way, plus one made using triangles cut with the easy angle ruler and sewed to a square.  Results are identical.
Another plus to this sew squares and rectangles together?  I don't end up with stuff that look like this:


Ooops.

Speaking of oops, I'm playing with foundation paper piecing again.


Three seams forward, two seams back...


Linking with the other Ringoites.  Come see the fun!



11 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing those photos, Gayle!! I didn't explore what Libby was saying, so it's nice to have a visual.

Kate said...

Looks like you've got a good start on last Friday's clue. I'm using the ruler and cutting them Bonnie's way. So far so good. Happy stitching this week.

Vireya said...

I love this method!

Libby in TN said...

So glad it worked for you. And thanks for the mention.

Chantal said...

So all your Part 4 units are done, right? Lol. I have to finish something before I start on part 4, like finishing part 1 maybe! I am so slow lately but you are right on track. Great job and your units look as perfect as Bonnie's. Enjoy! ;^)

MissPat said...

That is a method that is definitely worth exploring. I'm skipping this year. Units like this always give me fits, no matter how anal I am about cutting and piecing.
Pat

Cathy said...

Some people are just so clever!

Shasta Matova said...

I saw this too late, as I have already done my triangles, but I haven't counted them, so maybe I will need to use this technique and compare.

Louise said...

I'd never seen Libby's method before. It's very clever! I'm glad it helped you get your pieces sewn up in a jiffy! :)

Sally Trude said...

Thanks for the linking to the strip method. This is the kind of technique I used on Dear Jane to keep from working with fiddly pieces. And I had thought of doing this but was too obsessed with trying to figure the exact rectangular size needed for a perfect slice down the middle. Perfection not needed! Awesome. Happily, I only made a handful the other way. Just enough to learn my lesson.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Looks like a great way to make these, very clever. And Merry Xmas to you and yours.