I have completed a bunch of projects over the last few weeks, which is a miracle considering I rarely have a moment without a one-year old tugging on my sweats (and, no, I wouldn't change it for the world!).
Among other tasks, I finished my first triangle quilt.
|My little helper|
A friend had asked if I could make a baby quilt for a pregnant co-worker whose taste was simple, modern, and clean. She was having a boy, and since I'd wanted to attempt triangles for a while, this was the perfect opportunity.
|My bigger helper holds the finished quilt top|
Once we settled on solid colors, which were a mix of lighter blues, grays, and white, I had to decide how I'd make it. There are multiple online tutorials and patterns, as well as various triangle templates available, depending on preference.
|The basting begins!|
While I wanted to get the equilateral template for my Accuquilt, neither Amazon nor JoAnn's had it at the time. So instead I ordered the Tri Tool acryclic triangle ruler, because it was available via Prime, and I didn't have the patience to wait longer than two days to get started. I was excited about finally making one of these.
I was fortunate to stumble across this blog where Stacy shares beautiful photos of her finished triangle quilt for her daughter, as well as a free, step-by-step, full color tutorial. If you're making one of these for the first time, check out her tutorial. It's FREE and incredibly helpful!
|A quilted quilt|
Honestly, cutting the triangles was a bit tedious and time-consuming. I took frequent breaks. But hopefully I'll be able to cut through multiple layers of fabric next time. I can't wait to make another in lots of bright solids.
|Ready for its new home|