manic monday: triangles and more triangles!
Hello, my peoples! How was your weekend?
Well, I was able to enjoy the pleasure of uninterrupted crafting time. Ave spent the night at his grandparents on Saturday night so I could see the husband rock out with his band at the Taphouse. I'm rarely up past 10 these days and even more rarely get to drink in public anymore, so that was nice. But what was even better was waking up Sunday morning and being able to quilt and drink my coffee while watching CBS Sunday Morning uninterrupted! I watched the whole show, y'all! And then I kept working while watching a cheesy dance movie too embarrassingly awful to admit the title.
So, in short, I made some progress on the ol' triangle quilt and figured I'd share process/progress images.
First, I start with an idea, consisting of a general image and size & function for the piece. I work with it in Illustrator until I achieve just the right composition and color combination.
I then break it down into sizable chunks and overlay a grid. This forms the project plan and gives me sizes and quantities for cutting. I print it out and take it to the fabric store (locally Fabric Hut seems to have the most colors) and find the closest match.
I made triangles of varying sizes out of chip board and used them as templates for my rotary cutter and went to work.
Since I don't have a bunch of free time, I wake up an hour early every day to work on it. Waking up at 5:40 sucks, but it pays off when I feel I've made some progress.
So, here it is now. Almost pieced with still some extra off-white fabric to add on the top and bottom. It's sized to fit on a toddler bed.
There are some wonky bits - note the blue triangles near the bottom - where my math didn't quite add up. But I don't think a 2-year-old is going to complain.