Monday, November 18, 2019

Crazy Triangle Project


Back in the spring, these scrappy triangles were given to me at a guild meeting. Scraps just seem to follow me home sometimes! 
I wasn't sure what to do with them, but when playing on the design wall, I liked the diamond shape and sewed this little design together. 

Then I wanted to make it a larger scrappy quilt and add some triangle shapes to the sides. I pieced a few triangle blocks (top left of above photo) but I didn't enjoy them, and couldn't see myself making enough to go all around the quilt.

Then I remembered Amanda Jean Nyberg's tutorial for piecing scrappy triangles and I immediately wanted to get out the scrap bin and start sewing some of those. 
YES! These blocks are so much more fun, easier to make and I'm off to the races! The new blocks are at the top left of the quilt, and the bottom 3 are the old ones. I'll tuck those in some where, but for now, I'm putting this project into storage because I've figured out the plan, and it's a perfect (no brainer) scrap project to work on at quilt retreat in February.
I have put together the quilt top, the scrappy triangles blocks made so far, and a phone book. These are the base foundation triangles that I cut from the phone book. I can get 6 from one page. I look forward to finishing this quilt top at quilt retreat in the middle of winter.
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12 comments:

Frances Meredith said...

Another great scrap quilt!

tubakk said...

I love those blocks, the more scrappy, the merrier.

diamondc said...

Kathy: This is lovely, I bet your sewing machine in humming every day, I love to sew.
I hope you have a wonderful week, I look forward to seeing what else you have going.

Catherine

Nann said...

What a clever solution to the design conundrum!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Looks like a string quilt is in your near future. Love sewing string blocks!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is a fabulous scrappy quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

don't you just love scraps

Needled Mom said...

I love the scrappy look too.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Having a plan ready for action is a good idea! Now, the waiting begins...

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your SSS project is a beauty. This is interesting to use old phone books. They may become a thing of the past.

Louise said...

I love the triangles in the center of the quilt! It makes me want to do something similar with all the tumblers I've got in a baggie somewhere. The string triangle border will really make the piece sing :)

Janet O. said...

I do like where you are going with this. And I think those older blocks could be randomly placed in this border and enhance the scrappy "make do" feel.