Today, I’m sharing a new quilt top. I’ve seen equilateral quilts everywhere lately on the blogosphere and, as I am such a copy cat, I wanted to make my own version of it.
I picked my colours, no surprise there with so much pink again. I’m slowly trying to get away from the pink but it is so hard!
I started sewing rows after rows without noticing what was happening. I was actually happy that the process went relatively quickly and smoothly. Mhm!
You see, I decided to snip these little “dog hears” (the little pointy bits) as I went, thinking that it was what I was supposed to do.
But, after sewing all the rows, this is how it looked: some going up, some going down. When lining up the first triangle of two rows together, the last triangle on each row were several inches apart. I had no idea what I did wrong and posted a pic on Instagram. Luckily for me, Adrianne from “On the windy Side” shared her tips.
You need to snip all these pointy corners BEFORE starting sewing the rows together. Adrianne has two great tutorials on her blog. One to explain how to cut triangles and another one to explain how to sew triangles. It saved my quilt, definitely. So, if you are looking to start a triangle quilt, make sure to check those two tutorials before.
After un-doing all the rows (an entire episode of NCIS!) and sniping all the pointy corners, I had no further issue sewing the triangles back together.
I found even miraculous that most of my corners were pointy and met.
And here is my quilt top:
I like the fact that when you photograph your quilt on the street, people come and talk to you. I received several compliments and one guy was explaining that his wife was also a quilter. He likes one of the quilt she made with tiny triangles and he really admired her skills and dedication to the craft. Cute!