Friday, February 17, 2012

This blog has been interrupted by tiny triangles


Am I crazy?!?!  I started a nice, simple quilt and whipped the top together in a matter of days (well, weeks ....  but it COULD have been days if I'd applied myself) but now I've sidetracked myself with these darn triangles.   Four corners trimmed off of thirty-eight snowball blocks = 152 two inch triangles.   Here's the crazy part ... I have absolutely no plan for them but I just can't stand to waste them.  Make a border?  Use them in the back?  Zig zags?  Pinwheels?  Spikes?  What would you do with 228 inches of tiny triangles?

You could be finished now if your maker wasn't obsessed with small triangles
I did finish the quilt that my hairdresser's mother started many years ago.  She had made all the log cabin blocks and I sewed them together, put a small border of white around the edge, pieced a back and hand quilted.  I was able to take it to it's rightful home this week and now it has completed it's journey.  It's being used by her Grandson and I couldn't be happier for them both.



10 comments:

  1. Love the red and white pattern! Looks great!

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  2. I am to lazy to trim those little, pesky corners I just leave them:P You are rockin the projects girl!

    Awesome work on the "hairdresser's quilt."

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  3. Love the red and white quilt! I'd make them into a cushion or a doll quilt - you could enter it in the modern mini challenge!

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  4. That's the trouble with those pesky triangles! There are so many options. Liking the look of the zig zag though. The snowball quilt looks wonderful - I just love two color quilts :)

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  5. Gasp. That quilt is LOVELY. I've ways admired red and white quilts. Get to quilting that thing so we can all covet it!! :)

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  6. "If I'd applied myself" - that'll be on my gravestone, I'm sure! Love the projects. I have a bag of loose triangles from a similar source. Haven't worked up the fortitude to deal with them yet. I love what you've done with yours - I vote for a couple of strips on the back of the quilt

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  7. I love the red and white! Whatever layout you chose, it's going to look gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful red and white quilt!! Maybe a cushion with flying geese from the triangles??

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  9. I'm with you on the triangles! I think I'll be dreaming about them for some time to come.

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  10. Maybe some little pinwheels? I couldn't waist them either! I love the top.

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