I cut five wedges from each of eight different fat quarters. It takes 40 wedges to complete a circle of wedges. However, I wanted to try something besides connecting the wedges in a circle. I started off with 40 wedges as a good starting point for a table topper or table runner. First I sewed unit of wedges. There are eight wedges in a unit, but the wedges are sewn narrow edge to wide edge. The unit is shown in the photo below. Each unit is about an 18" x 9 1/2" rectangle.
I decided to sew five identical wedges so that the wedges would not be totally random. I was able to cut five identical wedges from each fat quarter. Then I began playing with the placement of the wedges. See the four variations that I tried in the photos below. I only show four units in each variation because my table was not large enough to hold five units.
In Variations One and Two, the blocks are arranged long side together. Each unit has three match points per side. A repeating pattern developed because I used identical units.
In these variations, two parallel sets of units are sewn. Every other pair of wedges has a match point. If I want to add the fifth unit to this pattern, I will need to do a little unsewing. I have decided to go with Variation Three for this initial design. Now that I have selected the design, I will press the matching seams in opposite directions so that they lock. Come back to see where I am going with this!
I also like Variations Two and Four which are similar, but I think they would look better with planned units. They might make a larger quilt design. However, it will need to wait.
Which variation do you prefer?
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.