Last week when I saw that our QAL block was equilateral triangles, I was all "Psh. Please. Easy. I just made apple cores." You should already have that inkling that things didn't go well. BTW, I checked my apple core die and the curve is much less severe, so now I'm looking forward to using it instead of feeling nervous.
I made the template with no trouble. As I cut my triangles I noticed there was a slight offness to the pieces, but I completely ignored this and thought "It'll all come out in the stitching." And it did, but totally not the way I had thought.
It didn't come out tall enough and my random piecing isn't so hot. Let's look closer at some hungry points:
While we're at it let's take a closer look at my horrible point-matching:
I didn't want to unpick all the seams, so I decided to make another block. I was extremely careful with my template and my cutting, and things already were shaping up (hahaha--see what I did there? it's a triangle block? and things were shaping up? geddit? geddit? hello?). I reread the instructions and went along much more carefully. And, for the most part, I'm pleased.
This time I just stuck with my two favorite fabrics (as though you couldn't tell that already) since I have the most of those and the other fabrics are winding down to scrappy bits. I switched up the placement a bit and went with diamonds. There are a few little wiggles, but not so bad. They should quilt right out. And the points match much better this time:
Not perfect, but perfectly imperfect, which is how I like things. See you soon! I've got a new camera and I've been playing :)