Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Semi-scrappy triangles

I'm so far behind on blogging, it's ridiculous.

I don't have any good excuses, other than that I just didn't feel up to it. I guess that's good enough, right?

Well, I'm jumping back in with this bright quilt top made up of all of the leftovers from my Hello Tokyo bundle (courtesy of a giveaway by Fabric Fusion and Rita of Red Pepper Quilts) and whatever coordinating scraps I could rustle up from my stash.
I ended up adding in some white scraps, though I'm not sure if they're Kona or something else, as well as that awesomely bright pink. It's not a perfect match, but I think it works. And, in an effort to stretch myself, I went out of my comfort zone and pieced some of the solid pinks next to each other. Usually, I'm all about same prints/colors not touching in a quilt - it offends my sense of order... or something... But I've seen it done in quite a few quilts lately and I've been thinking of giving it a go. So here it is!
A note on construction: I used the Jaybird Quilts Sidekick ruler. It's an awesome tool for anyone contemplating an equilateral triangle quilt – I highly recommend it.

This quilt is being made especially for Niece #3, due this summer. I like to make my baby quilts big, but this one is ENORMOUS! I think I got a little carried away when cutting up all those scraps. The upside is that she'll be able to enjoy it for many, many years.

Next up? Choosing the fabric for the backing and binding. Then off to quilting!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

In progress: An equilateral triangle quilt

I was completely blown away the first time I ever saw an equilateral triangle quilt. It was so beautiful, so completely orderly.

And I added it to my list of quilts that I wanted to make.

Flash forward a few years and I finally took the plunge... after picking up the handy-dandy Sidekick Ruker from Jaybird quilts.

Look, I know I'm probably the very last quilt blogger to jump on this bandwagon... but listen up ladies: If you haven't tried this ruler yet and you want to make an equilateral triangle quilt then get yourself online right now and order one. 

It really is that good. It slices! It dices! It juliennes fries! Oh, wait... 

It doesn't do all that, of course. But it does allow you to cut perfect diamonds, triangles and half triangles in four sizes. And putting it all together has been a snap.

I'm nearly finished assembling a semi-scrappy quilt top, which will soon be transformed into a baby quilt for my sister-in-law, who is expecting baby girl #3.

Here's a sneak peak....

Isn't that going to be so cute? My goal is to finish the top by the end of the month. I can't wait to see it all put together!