Friday 3 May 2013

triangles, the second coming

One of the first quilts that I ever made was a triangle quilt. It's about 10 years old now, and it is still my favorite. It is used nearly everyday, and while it is starting to show some wear, it still makes me smile. Here it is just last month (I am under there)...

Well, when I got this sweet bundle of Carnaby Street, I knew it was time for a triangle comeback! 

I also thought that this color splash called for some lovely script and maybe a touch of solids

So, it's Friday night and I am looking to shake off the work-week. Break out the ruler bitches! That first triangle quilt, I made a template out of cereal box cardboard. Now I am so fancy with a new triangle ruler

I cut some 5 1/2 " strips and they started rolling out

Now that I have lot's cut I would like to throw them on a wall, but alas, no room for a design wall. I will have to figure something else out, because I suspect I will want to add more neutral solids before I start sewing together.

In just 3 weeks I will be moving home to Nova Scotia, and just 5 weeks after that into my new to me home. I have never had a dedicated sewing room, and now I will! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. First order of business will be a design wall. Do you have a favorite design wall tutorial? I would love to hear about it.

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. I remember when that quilt was fresh off the machine. What a beauty. And I think I still have one of the templates made with cardboard and duct tape! Lookin' forward to seeing this one take shape once you're back in Nova Scotia.