Monday, April 12, 2010

Thunderstorm Season Is Upon Us

We have already had some small thundershowers this spring, so this is an appropriately-named triangle for the season.

This is "BR8, Thunderhead", an intermediate-level triangle that I paper pieced and then used the raw-edge machine buttonhole-stitch for the center piece. If you make this triangle using the software, notice that for some unexplained reason, the pattern doesn't include the small dark triangle that points toward the center one of the three small triangles on the top of this photo. The pattern has that piece shown in light fabric, not in dark as it appears in Jane's original quilt. I chose to do it Jane's way. I have no clue as to why the author chose to change it...but then, a lot of the blocks and triangles were changed for one reason or another...

Today is the monthly gathering of my DJ support group, the Laurel Janes, so it will be a fun day. I don't know what I'd do without that group and without my online support...Thank you to you all!

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6 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes, terrific name for the block! And it is very well done too! When pattern authors/designers change things around, it would be nice to have an explanation of why. At least for curiosity sake.

Karen said...

Excellent block! I look forward to making my first triangle, but I will wait until my center blocks are finished.

Nanci said...

Anya, I feel like that about my bridge club pals, I don't know what I would do without them too!
Love that block.

karenfae said...

I had noticed to that the author changed some of the patterns from what the photo is. On some of them I changed it back to look like Jane's. I think the reasoning on the changes most likely was for ease of piecing? How many do you have left to do? I have not touched mine in over a month and need to get back to it one day. I have 39 blocks left to do and all the triangles.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Heather said...

another great block.

We had some of those sky rumbles last week. Extremely early for us.

Rene' said...

Anya, love this triangle as well! My Dear Jane class starts in two weeks, and I can't wait. You are so lucky to have your DJ support group. Enjoy your get together!