New readers may not know that a little over 10 years ago I became a certified Clearview Triangle teacher. My fascination with 60-degree triangles began in a circa 2003 class with Sara Nephew, developer of the Clearview Triangle -- Easy 3-D Strip-pieced Triangles (or something like that) from her book Big Book of Building Block Quilts. Here is the result of that class when I was obviously in my "orange phase":
I was so enamored with the easy process to create the 3-dimensional blocks that I began teaching that technique long before I became a certified teacher. Around 2008 I traveled to the Seattle area to study at Sara's knee, and in 2010 I went to a follow-up certification class in Denver with Marci Baker who had acquired the Clearview business from Sara. (C&T Publishing is currently handling Clearview products.) And, although I let my certification lapse because family life at that time (when MIL was living with us) made travel difficult, I have not lost my enthusiasm for 60-degree triangles which are integral to many of my hexagon designs, like these recent finishes:
Well, in my process of cleaning and reorganizing the sewing room, I came across a project box labeled "Serendipity." Hmm, what could that be? It was an exercise from that second certification class where we integrated stacked repeats into the 60-degree process like the One-Block Wonders above. This is the fabric I took to class to work with:
And this is the book we were learning from:
Window Update: DONE! 40+ windows and 5 double doors installed in a week. This place was a-buzzing!