Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Progress...

Well, the gray and yellow triangle quilt is coming along! It is actually sewing together faster than I thought it would, so I am hopeful that I'll be finished with this by noon on Christmas Day.


I have all of my rows counted out (30 rows of 43 triangles) and have 4 of them sewn together. I've been chain stitching them together in pairs, ironing the pairs open and then stitching the pairs together. It means less pressing than sewing them together one by one and less starting and stopping on the machine.

Divvying up the fabrics into the 30 stacks for the rows took the longest time tonight. I wanted to make sure I had enough to go around rather than just winging it through the piecing. All in all there are 1, 290 triangles that will make it into the quilt - and I have a few left over. That was a lot of cutting! They are 4 inches tall and about 4.5 inches wide at the base.

Here's hoping I have the binding sewn on by Christmas Eve! More progress reports to come... Happy crafting!

5 comments:

  1. Looking good. I love chain piecing, especially when I'm doing paper piecing, because I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something, and not just spinning in circles.

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  2. I admire you tackling so many triangles in this project. I can really get out of whack with triangles. Thanks for sharing your progress.

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  3. Ah, greys and triangles...looking beautiful :) Such ambition to have a goal so close to Christmas!

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