Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sewing with triangles

Last week was all about cutting 200+ triangles, this week it is about sewing them into rows, exactly 12 rows of 17 triangles.
I have cut 17 different fabric for my quilt but I don't have an equal number of triangles from each fabric, I have 8, 16 or 24 triangles for the different patterns.

Bearing those numbers in mind, I have been trying to sew my rows of triangles randomly with some order! I want a balance of the fabric I use in the rows so I don't end up with one rows with 8 fabrics and one with 17. And an orderly random arrangement is more difficult than it seems!
This is where I have got to so far! I have sewn 75 triangles together so far and started my 12 rows,  129 more to add. I must say it is coming along together relatively quickly, I think it takes me more time to decide which triangle to pick rather than actually sewing it!

I like how it is coming along so far
I need to finish all the 12 rows promptly as we are putting them together next week to get the quilt top ready.

Linking to Anything Goes Monday, Design Wall MondayWIP Wednesday, WOW, Needle and Thread Thursday, Brit Thursday Linky Party, Friday Fabric Frenzy and the Triangle Quilt-Along


  1. Hi!!!! I love your blues!!!! It will be very pretty!!!!!!! I am still trying to come up with a lay out!!!!!!!

  2. Eee - I haven't even cut my triangles yet!!! Looking good :)

  3. I'm loving how this is coming together! Blues are my love as well. :-)

  4. Very nice, all the blues. Looking lovely so far!

  5. This is going to be beautiful, all in blue. I have something of the same dilemma: how do I ensure an even distribution of the fabric. I'm interested to see how you resolve it.

  6. Beautiful - I can't wait to see how it looks put together!

  7. This is going to be stunning, Celine! I know what you mean about random being orderly-it's difficult, but you are making it!

  8. it is coming together nicely, you maybe slow picking, but you are doing a great job of it

  9. Very nice. I love your fabrics. :)

  10. I love working with 60 degree triangles.

  11. I'm intrigued by this shape; never used triangles yet and you are encouraging me to give them a chance !~! SO so so in love with your fabric choices for your triangles; you have exquisite taste in blues and my blue basket overflows altho I claim aloud to like purple and green best--interesting !~! You're doing a superb job with this project--I look forward to seeing it completed. Thanks for sharing.


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