Doing half square triangles this week was a nice change from last week's chevrons, which were certainly more involved. I was really impressed with the Easy Angle ruler as well. Half square triangles always confound me (I ALWAYS have to print templates because I don't want to deal with the math!) but this takes all of the confusion out of it. I found these guys to go very quickly and easily.
With these small pieces, I have been having some trouble with ends getting sucked into the throat plate. I don't really know if there is a way to prevent this...
Here are the finished pinwheels. I pressed the seams open to reduce the bulk. In general they came out much cleaner than my chevrons and didn't require tons of squaring up.
In other news, I continued to work yesterday on my Catvent kitty heads. I tried to get a long shot so you can see the color gradient.
Do you see the gap? I sure do! There needs to be an intermediary step between the orangey-red and light orange. Unfortunately I only have a single fabric in that color range! Oh well. I have really enjoyed pulling out all of my boxes of fabric and going through it to find the perfect color combinations.
I am heading home for the holidays tonight but am bringing my Celtic Solstice supplies so I don't fall behind! :)