Monday, 21 April 2014

Triangles and Stripes

I think by now everyone else has quilted their triangle quilts and finished the binding etc..... well, slow poke has only got the back done...

I had too little of each colour to make a "back" in a solid colour, so I decided to go on with the random of the triangles on the front and I cut all my pieces into strips and now I'm busy joining them together.  (the wierdness of quilting - take a good piece of fabric, cut it up into pieces and then sew it all back together again??)



So far I've joined the strips into groups of 3 or 4 pieces and I put them up against the batting with pins to see if it was long enough to be the back of the quilt. It fits!! so now I can finish this off and then the sandwiching will start. One thing at a time!

When I was doing the Sampler Quilt 2013 with Laura Knownes at Craftsy she said in one of the episodes that quilting 'was never meant to be a race' and that you should enjoy the process it took to make the quilt and they stuck in my head and I have to remind myself of these wise words every now and then. I am just as guilty with the QAL that I'm hosting, but we must really stop putting a time onto when it 'must' get done by. I know, I know for some that means never getting anything done, but for me - and I only speak for me - I'm plodding along and enjoying it.

Anyway onto more happy sunshine things -

The Quilt Art Designs Digital Magazine

Meet Paper Piecing 1/4"
15 Fantastic full patterns (including a tutorial on paper piecing) for you to have a go...

It has it's own blog: qadpublishing.blogspot.com

Be a sweetie an pop over for a look and if you know of anyone who would love this, then share the link PLEASE!  Need a little help from my friends.......

That's it for today..
Have a wonderful Monday!

 
 
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6 comments:

Vera said...

You created pretty radiant combo and do not worry I haven't bought batting yet :-)

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Love the quilt and yes I agree! I used to take shortcuts to try to finish projects quickly but I've learned to take my time and enjoy the process.

Connie said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I agree......it isn't a race! Your new magazine looks wonderful, congrats!

Sue Daurio said...

Love your triangle quilt, what great colors.

Katelyn Vawter said...

Those are gorgeous colors, they make a beautiful quilt. And don't worry about not being finished yet...I haven't even cut my fabric to begin. ;)
- Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

madfabriholic said...

I like what you've got going for the back :-)