I decided on a block called Jacks on Six. Here's one put together, along with a sampling of my liberated triangles.
I made the units an inch bigger than my desired finished size (2 1/2") and then twisted and sliced. Not worrying about the silly stuff like tips of triangles and matching seams makes life so much easier - lots of folks in class were on very familiar terms with their seam rippers. I only did it once, cuz I wasn't paying enough attn and got one whole side of the block turned around.
I really like how it's come together (except for maybe the triangles with the dark reddish purple in the lower right corner). Now you're going to think I'm an idiot (after all, I chose the fabrics and the wonkiness) but I didn't realize quite how juvenile this was going to turn out. I'm hoping my hubby isn't going to hate it, but he really dislikes bright colors and assymetry and prob everything about this one (he hasn't seen it yet). Maybe it'll eventually end up on the wall in the guestroom/fabric storage room. Or it could be my new lap quilt so that my Halloween lap quilt doesn't get used year round.
Don't know when I'm going to work on the Jacks tho - have loads of Christmasy things yet to do. My bleached white cotton-poly batting arrived in the mail, so I can finally get back to work on my Noel Sampler after that yucky attempt at using a poly batting. Basting sounds like a quick job to do today. I can handle that.
Here's a gift bag I finished before going off to class. Yes, I'm kinda button obsessed. But look at how much fun this is. The hard part will be to make a gift tag that will work well with it and not just hide all the buttons. I was more frugal with this project - there are only buttons on the front of the bag - the back is quilted 2 stitches to the inch in red embroidery floss.
Here's one I made last year, where I wasn't so cautious with my button hoard - this one is covered front and back in buttons.
I can't believe what a homebody I am - feels so good to not have to leave the apartment today. And it's not even like I'm being a sissy cuz it's too cold out there (like it is in the States) - it's been warm in the mid-70's here, tho it's only supposed to get to 70 degrees today. Bet you don't feel sorry for me.