Last week I showed several layouts of my Log Cabin Triangles blocks that I had played with at camp. This was my preferred layout:
LCTs, Preferred Layout
One option would be to add a third color to the mix and make more blocks. I have plenty of the low volume fabrics so I can make the new blocks look consistent with the existing ones. Here's an EQ rendering of what it would look like with teal blocks added. This would be 63" x 72", a better size for a lap quilt.
3 colors, 9" blocks, 63" x 72"
Another option would be to add another round of logs to the original blocks, making them 10-1/2". Here's how it would look if I made the blocks larger:
2 colors, 10-1/2" blocks, 63" x 73.5"
By making the blocks larger, the proportion of colored triangle to low volume background changes.
- In the original layout, you can see that the triangles overlap by half of their base: 9" blocks, 6" triangles, 3" overlap. The colored rings are strong diagonals.
- With the added logs, there is much less overlap. 10-1/2" blocks, 6" triangles, 1-1/2" overlap. This makes the triangle points stick out more, like pennants. It also creates more negative space.
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