I'm actually keeping up with my Triangle Quilt as part of the Triangle Quilt Along hosted by The Sassy Quilter. Cutting was last week, (and designing my quilt) and this week is sewing together the rows! Excuse my back hallway photos, but I don't have a design wall, so I layout everything on the floor and hope my kids don't stomp all over it too much. Since I designed a non-traditional triangle layout, I really had to lay things out to get it all figured out properly, so I started with my triangle "arrows" I will call them. Then filled in the outside border, which is the light peach fabric from the line Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander. I can't really sew in direct lines for this quilt plan, so if you look above you can see how this thing was constructed. The first row is sewed completely straight across (the only one I can actually do this for.) Then starting with the second row, I sewed together 3 triangles (the middle of the arrow) Then with the third row, I sewed together five of the triangles (the bottom of the arrow plus the top of the next arrow.) I sewed like this all the way down the quilt until the last row, three times for a total of 15 arrows.
Now that my arrows are sewn in short rows, I laid them out and added in the large 10" triangles and played with the layout for a while until I had them exactly how I wanted. I then pieced the arrows into almost complete arrows, by sewing the row of 3 triangles to the row of 5 triangles directly below it, sewing 2 rows together, making them the right size to sew onto the 10" triangles. The photo above is everything just laying on the floor, the top row, semi-complete arrows, edges and 10" triangles.
The last step for this week was to sew the semi-complete arrows to the large 10" triangles. Once that was done, I now have the top row, which is a single row of triangles measuring roughly 5" and then five rows (2 - 5" rows sewn together) that measure roughly 10." So in total I have 6 rows that are ready to sew together, thus giving me a completed quilt top next week!
On a completely different side note, this week is Kids Clothes Week, I haven't participated in quite a while, thus my kids have very little handmade clothes. Insert sad face here. So I wanted to give this a go this week and sew for one hour a day all this week, hoping to make at least a pair of pajamas for my oldest, be it that he is at the age that cute boys pajamas are nearly impossible to find. I have the fabric washed, pattern picked out and plan to use my hour today to get it cut out. Wish me luck, I'll need it this week!
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