Monday, 7 April 2014

Triangles on the design wall

Here are my first nine triangles for the triangle quilt along hosted by the Sassy Quilter. This week's assignment is sewing the rows; click here to see what others have done so far this week. Clearly everyone is much further than me; I'm still cutting and trying pieces out on the wall.


There are 33 more of each of these triangles (with the exception of the fourth from the left - cutting oops!) waiting to be included. 
I'm using the Marti Michell 6" equilateral triangle ruler, which gives a triangle side of 6" rather than a perpendicular 6", as other brands of ruler do. I got 11 triangles out of a WOF strip, but my triangles are slightly smaller than Paula's. Another difference I've discovered is that with the MM ruler, like all MM templates, all the corners are cut off. I'm going boss eyed checking the straight of grain on every triangle, and I'm not even sewing yet! 
This is not the definite arrangement, but until Saturday these were all the fabrics I had. 


some of my acquisitions on Saturday



On Saturday, however, I went to the local quilt show and bought these 1/2 metre pieces to add to the fabric already cut.


Since I took the photo early this morning I have been starching and pressing.



Wednesday update:

and starching and pressing, and cutting. All the new fabric is now cut into strips, and the  cutting of triangles is about to begin.

I'm linking up on Monday to:

Happy Sewing

Marly.

13 comments:

Ruth said...

Love your colours, they feel nice and summery to me! Will make a lovely quilt

Ella and Nesta said...

Love the fabrics and colours you're using. Lots of orange: my favourite!

Vireya said...

More pretty fabrics! They are going to look great.

Quilt Musings said...

Your fabrics are fabulous! Oh man, I would have gone a little crazy if I had to figure out the straight of grain with all of the triangles! I can see however how it would make the sewing together process a little quicker (easier to match up and no clipping ends).

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I'm loving it already :) I'm doing the triangle quilt along too and am using left over charm packs, so my triangles are smaller as well.

Jacqui S. said...

You have some lovely fabrics, and your quilt is going to look good when you've finished.

MalinisQuilts said...

Coming from "Lets bee Social", your fabrics are very colorful and spring like. Love it!

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropped by from LBSocial - love your colours (all cheddar cheese) :D

Lorette Cole said...

Lovely group of fabrics! What a fun project!

kathyinozarks said...

I love your fabric choices too-the triangle quilt looks fun
stopping by from lets bee social
Kathy

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

This is going to get a great quilt. I think the green that you're adding will really add some dimension to the finished quilt design.

Maryse said...

Nice fabric pull, I love these orange/coral and light green colors, so refreshing...and I do see some Kaffe's which I like...:) Oh and Michael Miller Stitch Circle (I like this one too)...I can't wait to see the progress on this one.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

A great collection of fabrics there, this will be a cheerful quilt.