Friday, March 28, 2014

Triangle Quilt Along Cutting and Impromptu Baby Quilt


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I got up this morning excited because today is the day Paula of the Sassy Quilter published the triangle cutting instructions for the Triangle quilt along.  Also, I planned to make some baby quilts.
While I was reading the cutting instructions, I thought, "Hmmm... I think I'll combine the two activities and cut out triangles for a baby quilt."  Particularly noteworthy is that Paula has us cut 1/4" off the point of each triangle, which makes it so easy to sew them together accurately!

After I cut out the triangles, I couldn't resist, and I started sewing them together.
I sewed two together and another two together until I had a long string of them!

I started with these 32 triangles, not knowing how many I'd need.
I cut some more triangles, including white, black, and red stars for more variety, until I had 54 triangles, which is a good size for a baby quilt.
 I recently saw some straight pins with numbers on them for keeping track of your rows.  I don't have them, so I put 1 pin in row 1, 2 pins in row two, all the way up to 6 pins in row 6.
But all those pins were not efficient, with the pinning, unpinning, ironing, etc.  So I came up with a new method.  I assigned a row number to a pin head color.  Red, yellow, and blue are 1,2,3 like the song, row 4 is pink, row 5 is gold (for 5 golden rings), and row 6 is green.
Here's my finished baby quilt top.  I didn't trim any of the triangles (since I didn't know how to) and amazingly, the points are not perfect, but pretty good!

I'll still be participating in the Triangle Quilt Along and am glad I have a whole week to cut out my triangles.  I'll look forward to the "real" sewing instructions!

Also there's a linky party at My Go Go Life and I linked up there.  So Fresh Quilts linked up the cutest fox/raccoon triangle quilt I've ever seen!  Drop by for the fun! 
http://gogokim.blogspot.com/2014/03/sewjo-saturday-3.html 

6 comments:

Quilt Musings said...

WOW! You just kept right on going!! Your triangle quilt top looks great! Once they are sewn, you shouldn't have to trim... Looks like you are ready to go! :)

legato1958 said...

It looks fantastic! I think the points look great. Does Paula give you a triange template, to show where to cut the notches out ?
This is cute fabric for a baby quilt. You'll have this done in no time!

Susie

carla said...

Hi!!!! I love the baby quilt!!!! The points look great!!!!! I am doing this triangle quilt too!!!! I don't have mine cut yet!!!! eeeks!!!! But I will get it done this week!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

carla said...

Hi!!!! I love the baby quilt!!!! The points look great!!!!! I am doing this triangle quilt too!!!! I don't have mine cut yet!!!! eeeks!!!! But I will get it done this week!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Abbigail said...

I have some of the pins with the plastic flower heads. I just took a sharpie and wrote the numbers on them and stuck them by numbers in a piece of batting. Cheaper way to mark your rows than buying the already numbered pins! You can also mark up or down on the pins.

CeLynn said...

Go you! The baby quilt looks great!