Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Triangle Quilt Finished!

Merry Christmas everyone (and wow, this is my 100th post)! I didn't have time to post yesterday, but I actually got the gray and yellow triangle quilt finished up in time to give away yesterday afternoon. It was a big hit, and means I finished another December goal! :)

All Pinned and Ready to be Quilted
Here it is all pinned and ready to be quilted. I had to move my living room furniture around in order to get it on a flat, non-carpeted surface. I decided to just do straight line quilting on this one in a diamond pattern. Here's what my timeline looked like:


  • Monday, December 17th: cut out all of the pieces after work
  • Tuesday, December 18th: divided out the triangles into rows and started sewing the rows together after work
  • Wednesday, December 19th: more row sewing after work
  • Thursday, December 20th: we had a snow day, so I was able to finish putting all of the rows together!
  • Friday, December 21st: started sewing the rows into the top and completed the first 1/2 of the top after work
  • Saturday, December 22nd: after practicing for our church Christmas program and finishing up some last minute shopping, I sewed together the rest of the top
  • Sunday, December 23rd: ironed the top, sewed up the back (all one gray printed fabric), pinned everything together and quilted the top (that was a looooong night!)
  • Monday, December 24th: cut, sewed and ironed the binding before working for a half-day, then came home at 1:00pm and sewed on the binding before heading to my Dad's house for Christmas eve celebrations. I took my needle and thread along and hand stitched on one side of the binding while I was there
  • Tuesday, December 25th: finished hand stitching on the binding, threw the quilt in the washer and then the dryer and pulled it out at 1:30 which is when we needed to leave for Christmas at my husband's grandmother's house. No time for wrapping, so I tied it up with a piece of yarn. Gave it away at 6:30pm that night. 


Finished Quilt Laid Out on Our Bed - Queen Size
What a quilting whirlwind!!! Now I don't have anything on my plate that really needs to get done in the next few days. Unfortunately I've come down with a Christmas cold, so I'll spend the next couple of days recuperating and drinking tea. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas and that you enter the new year with lots of joy! Happy crafting everyone!!!

10 comments:

  1. Haha, Karen, you are so crazy but I'm glad to see you got it all done. :-) It looks beautiful and I'm sure Laura and Daniel LOVE it. Hope you get well soon! Can't wait to see you in a couple months.

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  2. OMG I cannot believe that you got it all done in a week! Beautiful!

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  3. Congrats on the quick finish and just in time too. Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. WOW! Awesome quilt and great job! I was sewing on quilt labels Christmas Eve.

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  5. A great quilt. I'm exhausted just reading about your timeline.

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  6. Karen, that's a beautiful quilt! Love the colors and design. Whoop whoop!!

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  7. That is a fantastic quilt. I one day want to do a triangle quilt. Thanks for linking up.

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  8. It's lovely. Congrats on meeting your deadline.
    Hope the cold didn't linger long

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