Improv Triangle Exchange

At our January Meeting, we rolled out the Guild’s Exchange for the year. 2019 will be the year of the Improv Triangle and we’re really excited to see what our members come up with! Like our past exchanges, we do have some guidelines in place for consistency… but the rest is up to everyone’s personal taste and preference!

THE TIME FRAME

Our exchange will run for five months, with the first swap in February 2019, and the last in June 2019. Everyone should be ready to reveal their finish in October.

THE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Bring SIX 60-degree triangles to exchange each month, each measuring 8.5 inches (for a finished size of 8 inches).

  2. You may use a triangle ruler, or the paper template to size your triangles correctly. (PDF template can be found HERE.)

  3. You MUST use Kona “Nautical Blue” for consistency… but other colors are up to you. You may NOT use batiks or prints… but you can use blenders.

Blenders are prints that read as solids. The fabrics on the right are blenders. The ones on the left have distinct prints.

Blenders are prints that read as solids. The fabrics on the right are blenders. The ones on the left have distinct prints.

THE TOOLS

There are no mandatory tools required for this exchange, but Creative Grids does have a 8.5” 60 degree equilateral triangle ruler. If you need some inspiration, we recommend the book “Modern Triangle Quilts” by Rebecca Bryan.

This book provides patterns and/or inspiration.

This book provides patterns and/or inspiration.

THE IDEAS

Try a log cabin block, slash and insert, or piecing together smaller 60 degree triangles. Strip piece several colors and cut triangles from the strip. Sew scraps into improv “made fabric” and incorporate it into the design. The ideas are endless!

Piece together smaller triangles or make a log cabin triangle.

Piece together smaller triangles or make a log cabin triangle.

Cut multiple blocks from a pieced strip.

Cut multiple blocks from a pieced strip.

Any questions? Either comment below or use our contact form to reach us!


HAVE FUN!