Triangles…Finally Finished!

YES!  It’s finished!

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Binding is my least favorite part and I was honestly dreading it for this one because it’s the biggest quilt I’ve done so far.  But when I decided to move my sewing machine out the bar in our family room, the binding went on so much quicker than normal, when I’ve got the quilt draped over my left arm/shoulder and trying to maneuver it through the machine.

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True to form, I didn’t keep up with the group, but I made it all the way to week 3, piecing rows, but week 3 lasted 6 weeks instead!  (Here’s the pieced top post.) That’s because hubby wanted a ‘bigger’ quilt, but he never really told me how much bigger.  So he kept buying me fabric (3 sets of 18 FQs), and I kept pressing, cutting, and sewing triangles until I/we wound up with it this size.  I hope he’s happy with the size, there’s no going back now!

If you’re interested in making a triangle quilt of your own, head on over to Paula’s quilt along – she has some fantastic tips.  The ladies that participated made some pretty awesome quilts – it has been so fun checking them all out.  I started piecing mine together then I’d see a layout that I thought was particularly cleaver, then I’d wonder why I didn’t think to do something like that! Maybe the next one…

The finished size is 93.5×96″.
Here’s an outdoor pic. It’s cropped a bit – it got a little wonky in the breeze, and my models are vertically challenged! But I wanted you to see the wonderful colors in natural light.

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About msminnesota

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'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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12 Responses to Triangles…Finally Finished!

  1. Beth says:

    Yay for your finish! Your quilt is so pretty and all the points are so nice. I love the color combo…….great job!

  2. Katherine says:

    Oh, those colours sparkle! I love triangle quilts and yours looks like a beauty. Congrats on a wonderful finish. Happy weekend!

  3. Jenny says:

    Woo hoo! I can’t wait to see full photos! 🙂

  4. Jamie says:

    I really like how the colors and the prints work together. Great job!

  5. Sarah Goer says:

    I LOVE the colors in this quilt. You did a beautiful job!

  6. The Sassy Quilter says:

    This came out amazing!!! What a beauty. I can see how a pic could be challenging! Really was worth the wait:)

  7. Marci Girl says:

    Congrats it is beautiful and I truly love it, but purple is my favorite color! I participated in the Triangle Quilt Along also and now we are new bee mates – Promise do.good!

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