Wednesday, October 05, 2016

trendy triangles--an old WIP

Yesterday I pulled out an old WIP. According to Instagram, the last time that I worked on this project was 75 weeks ago. That's a bit of time!
It didn't take me long-just a few hours of concentrated effort-to make the remaining 52 blocks that I needed. Now, I'm wondering why I waited so long. Isn't that always the way?
Trimming, on the other hand, took a little bit of time. This 60 degree ruler (by creative grids) made it much easier. This ruler is worth every penny that I spent on it! (I trimmed the blocks to 7 3/4" each.)
It turns out that I needed another row, to make the quilt proportionate, so I made another 11 blocks today....added filler triangles, and sewed it up. I'm very pleased with this completed quilt top!
The pattern is based on Cheryl's Nap Like an Egyptian quilt, which is found in Sunday Morning Quilts. The quilt top measures approximately 52" x 66".

It feels SO great to be making some serious progress on my WIP list. I hope the trend continues!

50 comments:

Schulz Family said...

That is seriously gorgeous.

Robby H. said...

I like this a lot. That quilt has been on my 'to make' list since I got the book. I should, um, get around to that since I'm inspired anew looking at yours.

Jeni said...

This is so beautiful! Such a great use of little scraps!

Anna said...

oh fun! And yeah, isn't that how it goes?! :)

Debbie said...

I love this! Always enjoy a triangle quilt.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

It is a lovely quilt top!

Charlotte M. said...

What a pretty and unique quilt. I really like this take on that quilt. We made triangle blocks for our queen in the Sunday Morning Quilts bee, but this inspires me anew to try it again.

Dolly said...

YES...........YES...........YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really, really, REALLY like this !

Jenny M said...

Very nice ~ it would make a lovely Summer quilt in those light colours.

Pat said...

Really like this and I have your book. Yay!!

Quilts By Laurel said...

Oh wow! This is so pretty! :)

Ariane said...

Loving this quilt top!!

Debbie said...

This is terrific! Love the look.

nettie said...

I love this!!

KathyinMN said...

Wow, it's really neat!

Lilpuddin said...

Love it!

claudia said...

Great quilt!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

It looks great and makes me want to sew triangles :-)

Judy said...

That's a beautiful top!

Glenda said...

Now this is the kind of tutorial you don't want to see when you are telling your self no new quits this year LOL. I love it, looks like a fun construction, and the finished quilt us gorgoues so fresh and a touch of Spring to it, would be so lovely and fresh on a guests bed. Great blog thanks Glenda FNQLD

Kate said...

Love the pops of color with the neutrals. It's gorgeous! Congrats on making progress on the WIP list.

Liz Horgan said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt!

lauraoc said...

Amanda, your quilt is so Egyptian and beautiful. . . I looked at the pattern in Sunday Morning Quilts (love the book) but got a little confused. . . could you give a little more detail as to how you made your blocks. BTW, I am geometrically challenged. . . so please forgive me.

lauraoc

ann said...

This is so pretty!

Linda Lewis said...

Beautiful! What a lovely quilt Amanda.

Frog Quilter said...

Love this quilt. The simplicity and the little bits of sunshine are great!!!

Aimee said...

Great top! And yay for clearing out old wip's!

Dayna said...

I love it! Need to put this one on my to do list.

Karen said...

Love this quilt and love that you are working through your WIPs. I need to catch that vibe!

Nadine Donovan said...

I think this quilt is adorable. I have a thing for triangles. I also like scrappy. So I think this quilt will fill both desires. I actually think I have this ruler.

Lisa C said...

Oooh, that's beautiful. I have the book and need to pull it out once our kitchen remodel (and the dust) is over. Fingers crossed that's soon!

Terri said...

This is seriously cute! I have so many projects that get pushed aside for new starts, and when I get back to them I can never understand why they didn't hold my attention long enough to finish them, because I love them.

pennylanequilts said...

This top is so pretty and airy! Love those triangles, and congrats on striking another WIP off the list.

Betty C said...

Your quilt is wonderful. It is inspiring me to make one. I bought the book last year!

Bernie Kringel said...

Great what what a nice finish- I bet you are glad you pulled those blocks off the shelf and finished it up. Nice pops of color within the triangles. ❤️

Rosa said...

Dazzling!

Crystal_235 said...

I love this quilt!!

Suzanne said...

I have the same issue as you do where I put something down and for a long time and then I wonder, what took me so long?!!!

Great finish for you!! I bet you feel lighter.

Edie said...

I love your quilt and your colors Amanda! I have the book and think I may have to make this.

pingraham said...

I love this quilt! While I'm happy for you, that you are finishing up so many WIPS, these pictures are making my "quilts I must make" list grow very long!

sou Bárbara said...

This is sooo beautiful!! Love it!

Pieces of Time said...

I love your quilt.
Jane in KS

quiltytherapy said...

Great use of scraps. It looks so light and airy too.

farmhousequilter8 said...

You sure r getting alot finished. Love your blog. Paula in KY

Chris said...

I love it!

Jeneta said...

I love this! I have your book, so I'm going to have a closer look at the pattern. How much time would you spend sewing each week? You seem to be able to finish projects so quickly!!

Mary Col said...

The quilt is fantastic, es ethereal as a breeze! Beautiful!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love this quilt! Each of those tiny triangles pops!

Lucy Daniel said...

Your quilt is SUPER CUTE! 😍😍😍😍!!!! You mentioned that you did your binding by machine, which I'm all for that method. Could you share your machine binding method, please?

The Crew said...

amazing! I just love it:)