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September 12, 2018
Triangles for a little one from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

My modern triangle quilt is done and given to my little niece for her big-girl bed.  This quilt is so different from my usual, but it was fun to work on something different for a change.

My niece (her mother) showed me a photo of a triangle quilt that she found on Pinterest and sent it to me with a selection of colours for me to follow.  She knew that I would be adding my own twist to the mix.  Yep, I sure did.  The walls in my little niece's room are all painted different colours that are in ...

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September 4, 2018
Fifth Friday Fun Day at Tiny Stitches from Butterfly Threads


I had the joy of teaching the Fifth Friday Fun Day at Tiny Stitches last Friday. We were making this quilt and learning all about triangles. Including the good, the bad and the perfect points every time!

We were using this pattern from my book Scrap Quilt Secrets. We were sewing both this version and the version that uses only the large triangles that I prepared for the workshop. (shown in first photo)






It was a great day of sewing and fun. I loved seeing all of the different fabrics and colors become triangles, then rows of triangles, then quilts ...

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August 3, 2018
Stars on Strings--An Original Design from TheEclecticAbuela

This quilt began on graph paper. I have an EQ program, but I was defeated by triangles!

Stars on Strings--66" x 88"





I tried this more than once. My first experiment was to use regular, brightly-colored strings.


As you can see, the red stars are lost amidst the chaos!



I went to neutral strings which worked better to show off the stars.

Please forgive the camera strap in the corner!

 I stayed with this idea, though, for me, it was hard--I always want MORE COLOR!



The making wasn't too hard, though 60 degree triangles can be tricky to assemble ...

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July 11, 2018
Triangles top from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

It was a busy weekend for me and my sister.  Babysitting two young nieces/grandchildren.  They were good, but busy.  By the end of Monday evening, we were all tired.  Everyone was very happy to see the parents back home.  Everyone.  You know what I mean!  LOL

Anyway, the final applique triangles were sewn onto this top.  This top is done and I must get busy marking for machine quilting.  Just simple straight lines.  Nothing fancy.  A little girl will be moving to a big girl bed this summer and it would be nice for her to have her quilt ...

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July 9, 2018
Reckless and Unsupervised, Quilter Goes Rogue! Strippy Thousand Pyramids, Anyone? from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I Made Cute Little Triangles Out of Scraps!
The past few days have been more chaotic than anticipated, and we have company coming in from out of town on Friday so there's lots to get done in preparation for houseguests.  Those are my excuses.  Anyway, I found that I wanted to do a little "decompression sewing" just to hear the rhythmic stitching of my sewing room and touch all the pretty fabrics while my mind was wandering off in multiple directions.  That is not a good mindset for figuring out how to adjust the bottom pieced border for my ...

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May 20, 2018
These Renters Love Triangles! from Quilted Joy

I’m always talking about shapes here. Shapes are what make up the patterns of all quilts. Circles, squares, rectangles, even hexagons are used in quilting. These quilts are made up of triangles. Take a look!

Valerie's Sequoia Quilt. She quilted this at Quilted Joy!

The first quilt is from Valerie called “Sequoia”. She made it with colors of the University of Louisville for her son. It certainly is striking. She quilted it with an edge to edge pantograph called Airborne.

Valerie's Sequoia Quilt. She quilted this at Quilted Joy!

It has an open curvy feel like wind or clouds. Unfortunately, we no longer carry Airborne, but you should check out one of our new pantographs called Oh ...

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May 9, 2018
Triangle squares............ from Exuberant Color

I sewed another 28 triangle pairs together last night to make a total of 168.




They are 6" finished squares.  My original intention was to make a zig zag quilt with them.  The only question was whether to have matching fabrics together or make it all random.  No decision at this point.

Today at noon EST everyone can access my mini pop-up shop  at exuberantcolor.com.  Link to the pop up shop is at the top right corner of the page.  The shop will close at midnight EST on Sunday May 13.

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May 8, 2018
6 day pop-up shop.......... from Exuberant Color

Tonight I will be back to my TV time sewing.  I have 140 triangle pairs already sewn and 36 more ready to sew.  Then I'll press all of them too.  

My 6 day mini pop-up shop starts today at noon EST.  Everyone on the subscriber list will get an email with a password for a 24 hour early access to the shop.  If you haven't signed up yet but want to here is a link.  There is also a sign up box on my right sidebar.  The password is case sensitive....if it is in all CAPS that ...

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April 27, 2018
Piles of plaids............... from Exuberant Color

I had several little sessions of sewing time  yesterday (I have 140 pairs sewn right now) even though I spent a lot of time outside raking leaves and sweeping the dirt off the driveway.  I'm hoping for rain to wash the rest of the dirt off.  

I still have all of these light triangles leftover so I will cut more dark ones and probably make 2 throw size quilts  These are 6" finished so 120 squares made from 2 triangles will make a quilt 60" x 72".  I will count the light triangles today and see if I need ...

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April 26, 2018
Sewing triangles............. from Exuberant Color

I did some outside work yesterday, sweeping and hosing off the dirt on the driveway from the bushes removal.  I have to do a little more today on that.  Then I went out to the back garden and raked some more leaves.  I have one more spot left to rake.  It got up into the low 60s yesterday but is supposed to be a little warmer today so hopefully I will finish the job.  

Last night I started sewing plaid triangles into squares.  I will just use this project as my mindless sewing at night for awhile.
The art quilters ...

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April 24, 2018
Home from Texas from Butterfly Threads




I had such a nice time in Texas! The quilters of the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild of Beaumont were so delightful. I visited the week after their big quilt show so they were experiencing a bit of "quilt show hangover" as anyone who's put on a major quilt show knows how that feels! They were so kind and cheerful and fun to be around even though they were clearly exhausted.

I got to meet the one and only Anne, the creator of the Strip Stick, which I had just been demoing at Tiny Stitches during the Shop Hop. I ...

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April 17, 2018
Heading to Texas... from Butterfly Threads

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I'll be flying to Texas tomorrow and visiting the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild in Beaumont on Thursday, both the day and evening meetings. Then I'll be doing a workshop on Friday teaching curves. We will be making these two quilts.

Razzmatazz

Peppermint Pie

On Saturday, we will playing with triangles and a few applique options while we make this quilt.

Crazy Daisy

All of these quilts are found in my book Scrap Quilt Secrets.


Friday, April 209:00-3:30 - 
Curves...Razzamatazz/Peppermint
Saturday, April 219:00-3:00 - 
Crazy Daisy

To book a spot in these classes ...

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April 16, 2018
One more plaid quilt?............ from Exuberant Color

When I walked past my 3 tier container of triangles I noticed the stack of plaid 6" triangles left over from the Kaffe and plaid quilt.  I had a lot of pieces of plaid that weren't full width and close to a quarter yard so I figured this would be a good mindless sewing project for the next couple weeks.  I got out the die that cuts 4 at a time, 10 layers deep (Studio die cutter) and started cutting.
I divided the darks and lights because this quilt will need contrast.  In a couple weeks I'll start ...

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March 30, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Triangles for Baby! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Another week has flown by, and it's Friday again - and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  I actually was ready early this week - a miracle, I know - so let's get started!!

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Here is my newest quilt, a simple triangle quilt made using the colors in the curtains of my great-niece's future bedroom!  I'm really thankful for that little color strip on the selvage of fabric and my Kona color chart....


I used the leftovers from the front to piece a scrappy back...


...and it shows off ...

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March 27, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - Time for No-Guilt Sewing! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Oh happy day - I have finished my taxes and filed them, so now I can sew without guilt!!!  Am I alone in feeling that way?  Surely not!  But boy, do I have a lot of sewing to do!  

First, let's look at what I got done last week...

1.  Make a back for the baby quilt and quilt it.
Done!  We haven't had any pretty weather yet to take pics, but I'll be posting about it on Friday with lots of pictures!

2.  Keep cutting scraps and working on the March scrap project.
Done!  The ...

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March 11, 2018
Back to Triangles from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I'm back to working on this project.  Triangles.  A miscalculation in the length led to the project being shelved for a few months.  I was short 4 rows.  This is where two rows were added on the left side of the center.


The other two rows were added on the right hand side of the center.   Got to keep it balanced.  Now, I'm back on track.
When sewing the strips of triangles together, they get placed on this Styrofoam board to help keep me on track.  Still, there were problems along the way and a few .... a lot ...

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February 19, 2018
Our Renters Play with Shapes from Quilted Joy

The thing that makes quilting so much fun is the variety and possibilities that are out there of what you can do. From time honored classics, to more modern works of art, quilts come in all shapes and sizes. The following are a couple of quilts that used shapes as their inspiration.

Kim made this playful Staggered Strips quilt to practice both her piecing skills and her free motion quilting!

Kim created this top to practice on. The staggered stripes is a fun pattern that would be great to play with color and fabric choice. She practiced all sorts of different free motion designs on this. If you look carefully you’ll see what looks like our Honey ...

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February 6, 2018
Another One With Tips And Tricks Part 2 Quarter Square Triangles from knot what it seams

might be on a bit of a triangle streak at the mo. So to go with last weeks post on Half Square Triangles I decided to carry on the theme and do another mini-tutorial on Quarter Square Triangles. I made some of these squares, which are easy as, then learnt what they called and went wow! That sounds complicated!

It’s really not. They are incredibly easy as you shall soon see. I had a charm square pack that I was using, so my squares started at 5″ and ended up as 4 1/4″ unfinished, 3 3/4 ...

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January 30, 2018
The One With Tips And Tricks Part 1 – Half Triangles from knot what it seams

Does anyone remember the Boundless fabric I bought ages and ages ago? Like, a year ago? Well, I finally made things with them! The quilt from last week was the 6″ jelly roll, and the rainbow charm squares are a triangle quilt that I have mixed feelings about so its been relegated to the ‘I shall deal with it later’ basket. But I knew just what I wanted to do with the green and blue charm squares. And I cut 84 squares in half to have 168 triangles.

It took a lot of time, just to let you know.

And ...

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January 27, 2018
Project Quilting --- Triangles from Crafty Sewing and Quilting

This week's Quilt Challenge for Project Quilting is Triangular. See the details here:  9.2–Triangulation–Challenge 2 of Project QUILTING Season 9

I am a sponsor of Project Quilting. This week I am awarding a prize of a PDF Downloadable Pattern to each participant!  I call it "Everyone WINS"! 

Here is a link to the prizes and you can find out how to win: Prize List for Challenge 9.2 of Project QUILTING

Winners will be selecting a PDF Downloadable pattern from My Craftsy Pattern Store. If you haven't downloaded my FREE PDF Patterns, hop over and ...

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