Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Triangle Quilt Along - Time to Sew

It's week three of the Triangle Quilt Along, hosted by the Sassy Quilter and time to start sewing!  I spent yesterday at a Sit & Sew day with some ladies from my local quilt guild and took advantage of the time (and excessive amounts of floor space) to lay out my blocks.

When I first pulled my fabrics for this quilt I thought I'd go with a random color layout.  When I posted my picture to the Flickr pool someone suggested doing a gradient, from one color to the next and I was like "yeah, that could be kind of cool."  So I tried it.


I started with a blend of my greens and yellows in the middle then slowly radiating out into orange, pink, and finally purple on the outside.  And I love it!


One of the ladies at the Sit & Sew said it reminded her of rainbow sherbet.  I have to say, I kind of agree!


I was able to get all of my rows laid out - 19 in total with 24 pieces per row.  I might add a few more blocks to the width of the strips to square it out but that really depends on how I feel about the dimensions once I get all my rows sewn together.

The sewing was so much easier than I was expecting too.  I was so pleasantly surprised! They went quick once I had a rhythm.  I pieced the blocks into sets of two along the row, then pressed all the seams open.  Then I went back and joined the sets into one long row.  Easy-Peasy.  The hardest part was making sure I was paying attention to which direction the blocks went.  I got 4 rows done and can't wait to finish up the rest later.


I won't be doing any sewing this weekend as the annual Machine Quilters Exposition (MQX) is in town and I've managed to convince my husband that spending the day with me at a quilt show will be a perfect date.  If you're in New England, I definitely recommend this show.  It's amazing!



I'm linking up with this weeks WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.



Happy Quilting!

23 comments:

  1. I love your triangles! The colors are fantastic -- it's going to be a gorgeous quilt!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's going to be so fun!

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  2. Looking good! Love your colors.

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  3. Oh wow! The gradient idea and your fabric selection are so gorgeous together!

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  4. Really wonderful layout! Totally agree on the gradient! Now, I just want to head to the store and get some sherbert! :) Gonna be 70 here today - so excited!

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    1. 70? I'm so jealous! It's only 40's and cloudy here in northern New England today. Enjoy that sherbet for me!

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  5. I'm so glad you ended up doing the gradient. It looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I'm really happy with it.

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  6. Great colours for your TQA. Just seen the Quilt Along for the first time today - it seems to have taken over the quilting blogworld!

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  7. Love, love, love your rainbow sherbet triangle QAL - so yummy! (from another Jennifer :)

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    1. Isn't it yummy? Makes me want to get some shebet.

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  8. Love the colors and gradient! Great use of fabrics and tirangles.

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  9. This is really lovely! The gradient is awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! I'm so glad I went with it!

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  10. This looks fabulous. I love the colors.

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  11. Oh that's great that you get to go to MQX. One of my quilts will be hanging up in "Bits N Pieces" quilt shops booth. I wish I was able to go as well.

    By the your, triangle quilt is lovely and I love the rainbow colors. Your quilt is really big as well. Can't wait to see it all come together as quilt top soon.

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  12. Great color selection :) It's just fabulous!

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