Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thangles

Back at Sewing Summit, I won some 1" Thangles from Amanda over at Hey Porkchop! during her mini quilts class.  They sat unused until just about two weeks ago when I finally decided to break them out.

First they were this:

Then they became this:

Totally unintentional, but I love how the design is reflected in the Coke can.

I used all my favorite Art Gallery Pure Elements colors.  The current size for this little guy is 15.5" x 16.5"  Can I tell you how excited I was when I measured and realized my seams were right on?!  I'm unsure how I want to finish this up.  It could be part of a quilt, a pillow, a wall quilt.  I've even thought about framing it.  I pretty much love it.  My arrangement was totally inspired by this fabulous quilt from Sew Katie Did.

I'm not sure I'd use Thangles for bigger HSTs, but they definitely made life a bit easier when making these tiny little guys.

Thanks Amanda for the pack of Thangles!  I had a lot of fun trying them out.

34 comments:

  1. I love the colors! It looks great!

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  2. Looks stunning. Totally understand your enthusiasm. I think this would make a perfect pillow or wall hanging.
    Susanne

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  3. I love the solids. You certainly need thangles for hst's that small.

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  4. Just curious...do you cut the fabric before or after you sew? and why wouldn't you use it for larger ones? Thanks for some pointers.

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  5. Beautiful! Love the addition of the 'squares' you added!

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  6. This looks really awesome! I've never tried Thangles, but I'd like to!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love those colors together and the randomness of the pattern!

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  8. Wow! I would absolutely make this a wall hanging - & put it somewhere you will see it all the time! :) Very cool!

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  9. Spectacular colors and layout. I'm a thangle kind of gal myself.

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  10. This is awesome! I remember when you won those. I was a little jealous. I wanted them! ;0)

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  11. How do you get it all done?! Your quilt is beautiful. I was so jealous that you have showed three fantastic quilts in what feels like a minute (aka January). Then I scrolled down and saw the how tiny the HST's are and I almost died.

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  12. That is really awesome!!! I need those little buggars!

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  13. OMG! Those are so tiny!! Maybe a notebook cover?

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  14. What a pretty piece! Whether to use Thangles or not, you've sure convinced me about using Pure Elements in quilts. They're quite gorgeous.

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  15. I've never used thangles, they just seemed so gimmicky, but that quilt is proof that they make a difference, at least for tiny triangles. And the color combination is insanely gorgeous!

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  16. I love the random little diamonds! Very nice and way cute!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that color combo. And the design is so beautiful. Well done! It is a work of art.

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  18. I love how you just whip something up on a whim and it turns out to be the most gorgeous thing ever :-)

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  19. that Amanda... she's a paper piecing genius!
    Beautiful work there!

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  20. Kati, I'm in awe..... those are some itty bitty triangles! The way you've arranged them is brilliant!!!!

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  21. Holy cow this is awesome! I love me some Thangles.

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  22. Really pretty Kati - impressed, very!

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  23. Oh I love how these have come out, so teeny! Love the arrangement of the colours too :o)

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  24. Awesome! I love how this turned out! I can't wait to see what you use it for!

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  25. Whoa! That is so interesting. Your project looks awesome :-D I appreciate you sharing this. It's great to get a feel for how they work :-)

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  26. Have you seen this tutorial for making HST?

    http://whipup.net/2011/03/17/guest-blogger-series-half-square-triangles/

    It looks SUPER easy.. Can't wait to try it.

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  27. p.s. - that's not my blog, not trying to promote it or anything - just thought it looked like a cool way to do it.

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  28. I love this arrangement. Are the squares intentional? Love them. Yay for happy points! I heard these were great for swaps- lots of consistency.

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  29. lovely! I'd actually never heard f thangles before, had to google... ;-)

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  30. Stunning - love the saturated colours !!

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  31. Wow, fabulous colours and design!

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  32. I am in awe of this quilt and have pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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