It was a No Sew Sunday but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get anything done. I cut 18 additional FQs into 6″ triangles to make my Triangle quilt larger. These FQs were cut right at 18″ so I had a hard time getting 12 triangles out of each one…I was able to with most, but I got 10 or 11 out of three of them. Not a huge deal – I have plenty to make the quilt bigger and those few triangles I wasn’t able to get won’t affect the size at all.
I laid out four extra rows and I added five triangles to each row, then I pinned them all so that next time I’m in the mood I can simply sit down at Bunny and get sewing. I have enough triangles to add either one more row or add to the width…we’ll see how it looks once I have the extra four rows sewn together.
I’ll be honest and say that I’m not looking forward to the next step – Joining the Rows. I’m not a real patient pinner, so this will be tough for me!
I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler').
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Good work for a no sew day! Deep breaths… you can do it, pinning that is:) Depending on how you pressed you may be able to get by without it. Good luck!
I didn’t press to a particular side – I just pressed toward the darker one, so it will be a total crap-shoot when it comes to that step! I considered pressing seams open, but I didn’t want things to stretch and get wonky.
Suck it up, Jules. I’m dying to see the results.
Here’s a sneak peek! https://www.flickr.com/photos/67667730@N05/13705254684/in/photostream/ 🙂
Your triangles are looking sew good! You can do it! Sew those rows, girlfriend!
Thanks! It’s kind of daunting at this point! I most certainly won’t have a top assembled this week, but I’ve stayed on track a whole lot better than I thought I would!
I pressed my even rows one direction and my odd rows the opposite direction. Still needed to pin. You can handle it, Julie! Just takes a little longer!
I will be pinning, I just won’t like it! 🙂
None sew day are essential to allow sew days later. I like the idea of having things ready to stitch when I get a few minutes without having to spend a lot of prep time.