And I suppose I actually could and at some point will, but for now, July is my month as quilter for my Do. Good Stitches group and also my birthday, so what's a girl to do but ask for blocks inspired by this perfection.
I am asking my ladies to make blocks inspired by these pennants in pinks, teals, turquoises, oranges and grays. To keep things easy and uniform, we'll use a simple white background. I would like everyone to vary the number of lines and angles in each block. In my block (seen below), I have even decided to intersect two rows. Don't worry about direction. The important thing is that each row covers the entire block (be sure to leave about about a quarter of an inch on each side of each row for seam allowance). You can have as many or as little as you like at whatever angles you choose.
Step 1: Cut your white background fabric to 12.5" x 12.5". Be sure to press flat.
Step 2: Get all of your scraps together and start sorting colours.
Step 3: Iron scraps onto an iron-on adhesive. I used Heat and Bond Lite.
Step 4: Cut scraps fused to adhesive into triangles of various shapes and sizes. Do not remove paper backing yet.
Step 5: Using a non-permanent fabric marker, draw the lines your pennants will follow on your 12.5" x 12.5" block.
Step 6: Remove paper backing from triangles and lay them out along these lines. Be sure to vary or alternate their direction and leave a quarter of an inch on the sides for seam allowance.
Step 7: Iron triangles into place following the temperature and steam settings in your adhesive instructions.
Step 8: Use a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine to secure appliqued triangles to your block. Be sure to sew around all edges of the triangles. I used white thread to help it blend with the background.
Step 9: All done! Admire your creation and thank Rashida Coleman-Hale for the inspiration!