This weekend I...
grew my triangles quilt. My rows are now 30 triangles long with 15 rows total to make a nice throw-sized quilt. I found it annoying to go back and enlarge the original rows (not sewing annoying, just mentally annoying), but it had to be done because....
1. I kept cutting triangles (it's addictive), and
2. I decided to gift this to a family
For starters I had only committed to a baby-sized quilt. I wasn't sure how much triangle-ing I would handle, nor how many solids I really had in my scraps. Well, this is like ALL my solids scraps. I did have to cut a bit from yardage to finish, but sewing the triangles did not get old. Before it was too late, I started mixing in some fun, multi-color prints like those Ann Kelle owls to please the little ones in the family I have in mind. I guess since my color scheme was already so defined and my layout was full of solids, working in the multi-colors didn't bug me like it did at the beginning. In fact, I used up every single, ingle triangle that I cut post fabric-murder episode. I think I'm sporting a halo now.
And then it was time to join those rows. After much rearranging, I had defined an order that prevented any same-fabric triangles from meeting. Of course, at that point it was time to pack up and clear out the floor. (Now that we have kitties, I can't leave fabric on the floor and expect to find things anything like I left them next morning.) So, I marked the row order with numbers scrawled on masking tape. I'm sure I picked up this idea somewhere around blogland. It's so easy and cheap and foolproof.
Now we're all pieced! Joining the rows went just fine. I sewed them together with a generous 1/4" seam and was pleased with how the points turned out. They're definitely not the epitome of perfection, but I think it looks great!
Today is my chance to quilt it. Any ideas? I'm thinking something straight-lined, but hopefully not too incredibly time consuming. Today is my first "Stitched" Monday. Now that I don't have the other job, I get to spend Mondays at home working on Stitched in Color stuff, while my MIL has the kiddos. I'm so excited to have a whole day to spend in this space! Of course, my fantasies of what I can get done are larger than life (don't we all do that?), but it's 9:30 am and here I am finishing up my blog post. So, I'm off to work on writing out Curves Class tutorials, catching up on blog-reading and Flickr (can't wait to see what you've been adding to the Scrap Attack Flickr group!) and then later I'll baste and quilt the Triangles quilt as my reward.
Sounds like a plan. Catch you (and your ideas?) later!