If you would have asked me last week how far I would get on my Sassy Triangle Quilt, I would have said I'd be lucky to have a single row sewn together! There has been just so much on my plate lately, I thought it would be unlikely I would get much sewing done.
But it is amazing what a couple of late night sewing binges can do!
(I apologize for the colors in these photos. These colors are so difficult to capture and it truly is the wee hours of the morning!)
I think I was initially hung up on trying to come up with a creative layout. First I tried stars then I spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with a chevron pattern. But every layout had me wanting to pull in more colors or fabrics and I really wanted to use up what I had in front of me.
I finally realized I was making this quilt harder than it needed to be. I quickly pulled the triangles from my design wall and sorted them into two identical stacks. (This is a trick I use to evenly distribute fabrics on a quilt - one stack for the top half and one for the bottom half.) Well, within a few minutes I had the triangles laid out randomly on my design wall.
Worried it would take days and days to sew this up, I thought I had better spend an evening sewing. Before I knew it, I had all 10 rows sewn up and I'm now ready for the next step.
The quilt should end up to be about 58 x 65". I am hoping I can piece together the remaining yardage for the backing.
I will be happy when the top gets sewn up next week so I can get some good outdoor photos of these colors. It really is a fun quilt with some unexpected colors that really work well together.
I was a little nervous I would have problems sewing the triangles. Did I starch my fabrics? Nope! Did I do any pinning? Not me!
But I was happy to see my vintage Bernina 830 was up to the task and sewed these triangles perfectly! Man I love my sewing machine!