Checkerboard strips can be cut from the focus fabric and single-motif yardage in various widths, such as a three-row border, a two-row border, or, in the focus fabric, divided down the middle into two one-row borders. Both can produce half-row borders.
The all-checkerboard yardage offers many more possibilities for using larger shapes.
Half-Square Triangles are arguably the most versatile of all classic geometrics for quilters. They appear in the focus fabric and also in single-motif yardage in three colorways.
The triangle rows exist in left-facing and right-facing versions, both offered in the “mother” focus fabric.
You can easily create both left- and right-facing triangles from the single-motif yardage by cutting either vertically or across.
Half-Square Triangles can be reassembled into both light and dark (positive and negative) zig-zag diamonds.
Or even large flying geese.
Flying Geese rows come in the focus fabric and also in single-motif yardage in three colorways:
Besides creating striking sashing and borders, the “geese” in this popular nineteeth century motif can take dramatic flight in very contemporary quilts.
Squares on Point
Squares on Point are currently available only as part of the focus fabric.
Their drama can add a strong visual element to quick quilts. For example, create an unforgettable giant four-patch quilt top in under two hours. (Notice how a half-inch wide strip of the Checkerboard provides a delightful glint around the center square without overpowering it.)
Equilateral Triangles are also currently available only as part of the focus fabric.
These very versatile geometrics can be used in a variety of zesty ways. First, as single rows of white triangles in “Gameboard.” Note how the positioning of two rows of light triangles also forms dark diamonds.
And Equilateral Triangles are positioned to form light diamonds in “Red & White Medallion.”
Or in opposing pairs of rows, Equilateral Triangles form a classic “Bolt of Lightning” design, with the bolt either light or dark (positive or negative), depending on how the strips are assembled. (The focus fabric presents them with a light bolt on a dark background, but this can be reversed by separating down the middle and reassembling in reverse positions.)
And finally, the row of triangles can be trimmed off along the bottom edge and inserted in a seam, so that the points float independently as in the “Pyramids” quilt using black and white Sashing Stash.