Thursday, April 17, 2014

Triangle Quilt Along - The Top

The Sassy Quilter is hosting a Triangle Quilt Along and this week the assignment is to join the rows.  I got all the rows sewn together and the edges trimmed to complete my top yesterday. 
Completed Quilt Top
This was the first time I had worked with 60-degree triangles and I learned several things:
  • Starching the fabric definitely helps keep things square (I should have used more than I did)
  • I should have paid attention to which way I was pressing the seams in the triangles. Some of them snuggled together beautifully when I put the rows together, others were lumpy and annoying.
  • Fewer directional fabrics would be better -- I had several and keeping them all going the right direction limited my ability to switch things around once I had made sets of 4 triangles.
  • You have to use a lot of pins to put the rows together accurately and the pinning part is very tedious.
This project was a stash buster for me, all the fabrics (and the thread) that I used were left over from other things. More photos of the whole process are on Flickr. April 25 is the triangle extravaganza when the quilts should be all done (we have a week off for quilting).

1 comment:

  1. I love how the variations of green turned out Mary. Does Todd have his eye on this one? ;)


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