I’ve been feeling that itch to quilt. But nothing too fussy…just fun and something that lets me chop up a bunch of fabric pretty quickly and get it back together quickly as well.
I had that beautiful stack of fat quarters from my blogger bundle for the Fat Quarter Shop…. (which looks like it is finally in stock!! Go grab one!)
I *was* thinking of starting a Weekender with that fabric, but frankly I’m still scared of that pattern. I needed to make something I was very comfortable making…a quilt. And I finally figured out a pattern. Triangles. Oh do I love triangles!
I used a Fons and Porter triangle ruler that I bought who knows when and got to chopping up ALL of the Fat Quarters from my bundle plus about 9 more…something like that. It’s changed the overall look of the color scheme a bit because I decided to embrace a bit of crazy pattern and darker saturated colors.
Here it is a few rows into the design process….
I’m loving it! It’s a different color scheme than I originally intended for these fabrics. But the hints of brown and gray in my additional fabrics I added and really saturated teals and navys are just so fun! My motto became :When in doubt, add Anna Maria Horner fabrics. So happily I used some that I have been holding on to for a long time without knowing what project they should be in. And THIS is it. I’m sooo happy when I find the perfect place for long held fabrics.
I feel like less of a hoarder of pretty fabrics, and more like a person who patiently waits for just the right project for select fabrics. Haha! Gotta love the self imposed labels. I can’t be the only one who does that, right?
But the pretty triangles are all coming together. Here’s a moment of perfect point happiness. Let’s hope I can get most of them to look like this! It does take some pinning but it is worth it.
I have about 2/3 of the rows sewn now and will sew the rest together today. Then it will be onto sewing all of those rows together. It’s coming together quickly and I needed that. Then it’s off to get a special batting for this and I’ll explain about that later. (ahh…the suspense…can you stand it!?)