Friday, May 18, 2012

triangles, lots of triangles

So as you may have noticed on Wednesday, 1. I am not actually here, I am probably sitting on an airplane for close to forever and 2. I am finished my scrappy triangles quilt!

I am not exaggerating when I say that I hated every. step. of. this. quilt. I hated cutting all those stupid things, I hated sewing them together and trying to get them all lined up, I hated trying to arrange get the idea, I really didn't like any part of this process. BUT, I am glad I pushed through it and have this lovely quilt to show for it. I absolutely love the finished product and I think it will be a perfect picnic quilt. It finished at about 72" square and as I mentioned last week, contains 828 triangles.

I decided to try turning the quilt because I had been wanting to for a while and it seemed picnicy somehow. It saved me the trouble of binding, but it wasn't exactly easy to get it sewn around the edges since it is pretty big. I thought about tying it, but ended up quilting little circles where the triangles meet roughly every 8-10". It holds it down but keeps it softer. The back is an old sheet that I had laying around. I don't love it but I think it's perfect for this. I should have found a vinyl table cloth or something but I already had this, so there you go.

Can you believe this is finished quilt #9 for me this year?!?! I've gone crazy! To be fair one was almost done last year and another was at least started before the new year. But still! I think I have a couple more that have deadlines coming up but after that I think I get to slow down a bit. If that is possible for me.

Anyway, with that I leave blogland for the next week or so. Hopefully I will be back refreshed and renewed, but most likely sunburned and tired :)

1 comment:

  1. I really like the colors that you chose. They seem to work together in harmony. Very nice job!