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!!!


  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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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