It's Wednesday! Last week I told you about my new project, the triangles revisited quilt. I was wishing for a dedicated sewing room so that I could have a design wall.... dreamer that I am. So, of course I threw one up again, I am sure my roommate will be glad to see the tail end of my sewing madness...
It was so awesome to see the fabric up on the wall, I am loving all of them together.
While I was "pasting" on the wall, I left some blank spaces to see what some more solids would look like in the design. I liked it, so cut some neutral triangles and put them in the "holes". Kind of like making sure all the holidays are colored in - at least that's what my elementary school teachers said "make sure you color all your holidays in". What the heck does that mean anyway? Does holiday translate to lazy? I am just not sure. Anyway, I digress, back to the quilt (focus Adrienne!),
I am still not sure about how big I am going make this puppy. But I am starting with 22 triangles across and I have layed out 16 rows. We shall see how that goes, and I will likely add to it, since I have a stack of triangles left over (or maybe I might do something on the back...hmmmmm).
I think I told you that I am in the middle of getting ready for a move to my home Province, Nova Scotia. Pretty excited about this, but it does mean I am having some downtime in the sewing area since moving "stuff" is keeping my pretty busy. My biggest worry though is that for a whole month my things will be in a storage locker. Oh no! Of course, there is no way that I am going to be separated from my sewing machine, and maybe a few key tools, but I will be separated from my fabric stash (insert sad music here). So I am prepping projects in advance. My husband thinks this is a tad crazy, but then understands that I will not be in my happy place if I am not quilting. Good husband.
All of that being said, as I took the triangles off the wall, I have labelled them for sewing by row and now they are packed and ready for sewing. I am prepping another project as well so that I will have lots to keep me occupied for that month of stash absence. I hope my fabric won't miss me too much.
So, that's my story for today. What are you working on?
I am linking up at Freshly Pieced.
Would we ever have dreamed of a design wall when we first made those Thousand Pyramids quilts?! If you're stuck for fabric while your stuff's in storage, my stash is your stash, my friend!ReplyDelete
I know right!? I seriously used a design wall for the first time just last year, and now I feel lost without it. In the new house I will have my very own sewing room and the design wall is the first order of business. Thanks for the stash offer :)Delete
I'm loving you choices of prints on this triangle top. Nice.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amanda, they make me so darned happy!Delete
I love the triangles.. I too love my little design wall.. right now mine is only big enough for baby size quilts, but hey whatever works.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy, even this one was not quite big enough I filled it enough before I got to the wobbly not secure edges of the batting, took all the traingles down and satrted another section. Oh the things we have to do!Delete
I have a love hate relationship with triangles. I love your fabric and colour choices for this quilt. It is going to be beautiful when finished.ReplyDelete
Ha ha, thank you. I feel the same way about half-square triangles :)Delete
I love your triangles! I'm working on a triangle quilt too... my first. Yours looks good.ReplyDelete
Thanks Norine! I hope you have fun with your traingles. Did you buy a ruler or make your own template? I am loving the rule :)Delete
Your triangles are wonderful! A design wall is a must-have for sure. Wonder if "holidays" is a N.S. term? My Dad always made sure they were none when we were painting his boat.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda - good thought, maybe hoidays is a Martime thing. Tried to Google it, but cannot find anything specific, now I wonder....Delete
Wonderful triangles! Gorgeous fabric!!!ReplyDelete
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Thank you! I am loving themDelete
Love triangle quilts, and yours is lovely. I wish I had a design wall!ReplyDelete
Thanks Renee! Dream big, a design wall is within your reach. In a pinch I tack a flannel sheet to the wall :)Delete
That is going to be one glorious quilt! I can't wait to see it finished. My "design wall" is two flannel backed dollar store tablecloths sewn together, ghetto, i know. My husband keeps asking when i'm going to take it down (it's hanging in our living room. He doesn't know that i stapled it to the wall ;)ReplyDelete
You made me laugh out loud! Husband are so funny, like they have control over our sewing! Hah! I am totally down with ghetto style! Peace!Delete