Last week I was experimenting with setting triangles for my Second Hand Clothes quilt. I wanted just the right look, nothing too dark, something that coordinated well with the fabrics used within the quilt. The differences in these photos may seem subtle, but honestly I thought my final choice was so much better than the first three attempts. See if you agree.
This photo shows all black print setting triangles. Too somber.
Here we have all red setting triangles. I hated what happened when the triangles were next to an all red square.
Now I am having a go with green setting triangles. About now I was pretty fed up with myself for wasting all that fabric; cutting out triangles and not liking the effect.
Then I had a light bulb moment.
I could use all the fabrics and mix them up. Isn't this a better effect? The body of the quilt is so scrappy, doesn't it make sense that the setting triangles carry out that theme? It took me awhile, but I finally got there.