Did you catch that in a moment of weakness, I joined in on the Triangle Quilt-Along at The Sassy Quilter? As I was cutting triangles late into the night, I was rethinking my decision a bit but I am sure once I get into the sewing, I will feel much better. Cutting these specialty shapes are not how I like to spend my time so I am very happy the bulk of them are finished.
Of course I am going with a very scrappy look and came up with some old fabrics I found in my stash. I have made a quilt or two in the past with these orchids, acid greens, grays and blacks and really liked how they turned out. I think this pattern will be perfect for these colors too!
I am cutting a larger triangle than Paula suggested and will be selectively cutting more once I get a pattern up on the wall.
One thing I notice about a lot of these specialty rulers is they really slide around on you. Over the years, I have tried many different notions to help with accuracy and my favorite are the sticky backed sandpaper dots. They don't obscure the lines much and really help to grip the fabric. When I can't find my supply of them, in a pinch I have even made my own with a paper punch and some glue.
So many quilters are sewing along so it has been fun seeing everyone's fabric choices. I think there will be over 100 sites linking up here. Be sure and check it out if you have a chance!
Linking up with Anything Goes Mondays at Stitch by Stitch, Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River, and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story