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Last Chance Winner!


The winner of the Last Chance Link-up for the Triangle QAL is……

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs!

Congrats Sarah! Here is her beautiful little doll quilt.

You can check out her blog HERE for a tutorial and to download a free Forest Friends template to applique on a quilt of your own!

Sarah gets a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop, a pattern from Swirly Girls Design and a thread sampler from Aurifil.

Oh how I wish I could give all you guys a prize! Everyone worked so hard and really pushed to get these quilts finished up. Each and every one is gorgeous…I swear! I’m not just saying that:) I love how creative everyone was and the colors and layouts were all so inspiring. Well done!

Thanks for quilting along!

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Time’s almost up!


Time is almost up!

The Last Chance Link Up for the Triangle Quilt Along ends July 31st at midnight/EST, so you only have a few more days to get a pic of your finished quilt in the link up! That is just enough time to get that binding done or even have an all night marathon quilting session:)


Want to know the top secret prize???

A $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!


a free pattern from Swirly Girls Designs!

and I think I’ll throw in an Aurifil thread sampler for you too!

A lot of you guys are already linked up and have some beautiful quilts to show for it, so way to go!

Good Luck!!!

Click HERE to link up your quilt and to get all the need to know info!

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Triangle QAL- Last Chance Link Up!


Okay guys! I have a little something special for those who participated in the Triangle QAL, but were late to the party and missed the deadline:)  It was my first quilt along and I know I didn’t give everyone(including myself!) a whole lot of time to get the entire quilt done, but no worries!

I am doing a Last Chance Link Up!


Starting today there will be a link up open on this blog post for everyone that didn’t make the earlier deadline to come and share their finished quilt. Entering the Last Chance Link Up will give you a chance at another prize win!!! The Link Up will remain open until July 31st and the Last Chance winner will be announced August 1st. The winner will be drawn randomly so no pressure to be perfect, just get it done and have fun.

That means you have two more months to get those quilts finished and bound. I hope this is just the extra little inspiration and push you need to not give up and get those sassy triangles done:) What is the prize…..well, that’s a secret! I might share when we get closer so keep plugging away just in case its a brand new car or something….probably definitely not;) But it will be something really cool, I swear!


What you need to know:

Your quilt must be a finished quilt.

You must link up your finished quilt to where ever you like to share your quilts. A pic in the Flickr group, Facebook, Instagram, a blog post or you can email me and I will help you out.

Click on the blue button below that says “Add your link” and enter the web address where the photo of your quilt is being shared into the first box. Then add your name and email info in the corresponding boxes.

You must link up your finished quilt by July 31st at midnight/EST.


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Please contact me if you have any questions at all! No bother I promise:) and I would love if you left me a comment letting me know how you are doing with finishing up your quilt.

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Sunnyside Triangle Quilt Finish!



Sunnyside Triangle Quilt by The Sassy Quilter, measures 50 x 64.

Were you wondering why you never got to see my finished triangles from the Triangle Quilt Along???

Well, it got a little crazy sorting through all the final entries that I got a little behind! I also got a new camera and am trying to figure out how to get decent pics….so easy on my trusty iphone.


This quilt finishes at 50″ x 64″. I just loved working with these fun prints in Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda. I used a layer cake to cut mine and then added some solids to fill in the gaps.


I quilted along each side of the diagonal seams in a 50wt, 100% cotton Aurifil thread. The color is a light gray that blended perfectly with all these different colors.


For the backing I used a print from the same line.


The back….


I used a Zig Zag stitch for my machine binding technique just to spice things up a bit! I think it is fitting for the triangles.

Actually, the stitch I used is a little more than just a zig zag, this is called an Elastic Stitch on your machine. It takes three stitches in each direction….a little prettier I think.

Keep the seam line in the center of the stitch and you are bound to catch your binding edge on the back of your quilt! This method can be a little more forgiving if you have a hard time keeping it in the ditch.


Here is the backside of the binding.

These labels are by ikaprint and can be designed in a ton of different styles! They really make it simple to get my quilts labeled, especially since I tend to forget that step…..I know, bad quilter!

These adorable labels can be purchased from ikaprint HERE!

ikaprint let me create my own online store with them so the labels are at a discounted price, yay! So click on the link above and have a look around.


Last Chance Link Up!

Now! Who out there missed the date to finish up there Triangle Quilt???

Well, just for fun…

I will be posting a Last Chance Link Up on June 1st and I am going to give you until August 1st to link up your finished quilt for a secret prize…..ooooh, the mystery:)

So keep at it guys and gals! It is not too late to be inspired and get those Triangle Masterpieces finished up! You can do it!


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Triangle Extravaganza!


Triangle Extravaganza!

Today is the Big Day, the Grand Finale for the Triangle Quilt Along. First of all I want to thank everyone who participated in my quilt along! You guys made it so fun and exciting each and every week. When I first started this I was hoping I could find ten people to quilt along with me and ended up having over 115 people sign up!!! Crazy. Even today we have 79 finishes!!! I think that is amazing. Seriously, you guys really put the pedal to the floor and got these quilts done:)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

So what if you didn’t finish???

Well, you were not in the prize drawing for today, but……keep at it. I am going to have a special link up for those of you who needed a little more time in a month or so and maybe even have a fun giveaway:) So please keep sharing your progress in the Flickr group or  by comments or email and I will keep you posted. Also, I promise next time I tackle a quilt along I will give a little more time:)

Alright already….get to the Grand Prize Winners!

The winner of the $75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is….

Celine @ Espiritpatch


And the winner of the $50 gift certificate to Cotton Bliss is…

Conni @ My Creative Side


Now, here are all the rest of all the beautiful triangle quilts!

Click on each one to see a close up.

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Seriously! My mind was blown by all of you guys creativity with fabric selection, layouts and quilting designs!!! I ran out of words to express how cool I thought each one was. I hope everyone enjoyed this journey and learned a little about triangles without wanting to throw your triangle ruler in the trash:) I honestly thought everyone did a great job and am glad I randomly drew for the winners….no way I could have picked one!

You might be wondering where mine is…..Well, it still has to be bound! Yikes. Get it together Paula!!!   I will just have to share that another day:)

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Triangle QAL- Final Link Up!


Final Link Up!

Okay you guys! Here it is….. the final week of the Triangle Quilt Along!

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited to see all of these quilts. I have already seen a few and they are Triangle-licious! It has been super fun getting to know so many fun and fabulous quilters too. I hope you guys have enjoyed quilting along with me….and I mean along with me! I am finishing up the quilting on my Sunnyside triangles this week myself. Keep Calm and Quilt On!


What is up for grabs?

Two Grand Prizes- a $75.00 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and $50.00 gift certificate to Cotton Bliss!!!


These are some good ones so good luck and keep pushing to get those quilts done! You can do it…how do I know that? because you are a quilter! A little determination and a needle & thread and you are unstoppable!

You will have until Saturday, May 3rd to link up your finished quilt….that’s right, I said finished:) After all….it isn’t a quilt until it’s quilted!

What you need to know!

•You must link up a photo of your finished quilt to THIS post.

Please make sure that if you are sharing in the Flickr group to link your Flickr photo to this post!!!!

Being in the Flickr group does not enter you in the grand prize drawing. You must come to this post and click on the blue “Add your link” button to officially link up your quilt. You have until Saturday, May 3rd at midnight/EST.

•Your quilt must be finished and quilted.

•2 Winners will be drawn randomly. No Quilt Police here so just enter and have fun.

•Winners will be announced on Monday, May 5th along with our Triangle Extravaganza where we show off these beauties!


If you haven’t yet…enter this weeks giveaway from Cotton Bliss HERE for a chance at 10 FQ’s of Mirabelle!

Please, if you have any trouble at all please email me and I will help you link up your quilt photo.  Just email me your photo and I will get it in the link up! I am happy to help:)


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Triangle QAL Update!



Hey guys! Hope your quilt tops are coming together and you are getting quilty with it:)

I have an update that will make you breathe a little easier…..you have some extra time to get these puppies finished! Yay, right!

My original list of dates finished us up on April 25th….I forgot to take into account that I usually give you the whole week to get your pics linked up. No way we can do that in one day and me get the Triangle Extravaganza together! So here is how it will go… I will announce the final link up on Friday, April 25th and you will have until Saturday, May 3rd at midnight/EST to get your finished quilt linked up. Monday, May 5th I will announce the winners and show off these gorgeous triangle masterpieces!

April 25th- Final link-up!

May 3rd- Final link-up closes.

May 5th- Triangle Extravaganza! and prize winners announced.

That is a few extra days….I know some wished there was an extra week or two! This is my first QAL so I will do better next time, I promise:) If I change it now I might have some angry quilters on my hands, lol.


If you do not finish by the deadline on May 3rd and you get it done the next day…you will miss out on the prizes, but email me a pic and I will get you in the Extravaganza parade of quilts!

If you know you don’t make the deadline, no worries! Keep on quilting and I am planning a special something for those who just need more time. More on that after the Extravaganza so keep on pushing and see if you can’t get your quilt finished!

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Triangle check in!


Just a quick hello and how ya doing!

Hope everyone is coming along with getting their triangle rows pieced together. Be sure to link up by tonight at midnight/EST!


I also wanted to let you know you can link up any rows you have complete! So don’t panic if you haven’t gotten to those last few:)

Tomorrow’s post will be on how to finally get those rows joined together and trimming those edges….can’t wait!

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Triangle QAL- Piecing Rows


Week 3

Piecing Your Triangle Rows

Time to get stitching this week ladies! So excited for this part, you really start to get a feel for the quilt. If you didn’t get to link up your pic, no worries! That is just for the prize drawing. Do continue making your quilt and try for next weeks link up! Wanna know who won last weeks prize???

Congratulations to Alida @ tweloquilting.blogspot.com!

This weeks sponsors and prizes are….

$25.00 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!

and a  Swirly Girls Designs pattern!

The first thing you are going to need to do is layout your triangles. A design wall is great, but the floor works just as good…..or just go random and let if flow!


Important things to know when doing your layout:

Alternate how your rows start. Row 1 will start with the first triangle pointing up and Row 2 will start with the first triangle pointing downward. This gives the quilt a zig zag edge, we will trim the edge square at the end.

You will have 17 triangles in each row and 12 rows.

Triangles are STRETCHY!!! Do not man handle these pieces and let them flow through your machine with out pushing or pulling.

Pins are your friend….but you don’t have to:)

Use a consistent 1/4″ seam! A quarter inch foot for your machine would be helpful.

Once you have your layout you are ready to start sewing. Here are some step by step pics for piecing your triangles together.


Layout your first two triangles of Row 1, The first should have the blunt tip pointing up. The second, should have the blunt tip pointing down.


Flip them together with right sides facing. Make sure all three points are lined up and not just the two you on the side you are piecing.


Pin along the side you will be sewing on to add stability to your pieces. Then sew a 1/4″ seam, be consistent.


If your seam is correct your line of stitches should land right where your trimmed tip and the other corner come together.


Gently press open and use an up/down motion rather than side to side….remember, stretchy!


Layout your next pair.


Flip these right sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam.



Your tips will line up on one end and the other will have the 1/4″ tip beyond the triangle. This makes a “V” shape where your sewing line should start. If one end is not lining up properly…you probably have the other wrong.


Gently press open and keep working your way down the row. I like to press my seams closed and to the side, but you can press seams open if you like.


When you are done you should have 1/4″ of fabric past each point along your row of triangles. This means you will have enough room for your seam allowance when joining rows. Check for this each time you press open your piecing to make sure.


For demonstration purposes this is smaller than the entire quilt, but notice how much it shrinks! Remember 17 triangles in each row and 12 rows! Be careful not to flip flop these numbers:)

Handle your rows with care:) Once again….they are very stretchy at this stage so be gentle and store flat.

Also, don’t forget this weeks GIVEAWAY for a sewing machine cover kit from Fort Worth Fabric Studios! (If you had trouble entering this week the link has been fixed! So sorry for the trouble leaving comments…server error.)  You can enter by clicking HERE!

So get to piecing those triangles and link up your pic by midnight/EST on April 10th!

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Triangle QAL- Cutting Triangles


Week 2

Cutting Your Triangles

Can I just say…Wow! I am overwhelmed at all the wonderful fabric selections you guys have picked out for the Triangle Quilt Along!!! Over 100 beautiful quilts in the making, I ♥ it! All of you beginners at linking up did a great job of linking up their fabrics. If you had any trouble at all please feel free to contact me and we will get you in for this week.

If you haven’t yet, join the Flickr group HERE or follow the Triangle Quilt Along on Instagram and Facebook with #triangleqal.

Congratulations to Paul Burgea and his green fabrics! He is the winner of the $25 gift certificate at Cotton Bliss from last week link up.

So are you ready to get to cutting triangles?

First things first…make sure you have heavily starched your fabrics. I did two rounds with Best Press on all my fabrics before I started cutting. Not everyone loves to starch, but you may want to give it a try for this one.  This makes them nice and stiff and keeps them from getting stretchy on you. Because triangles have a lot of bias it is also a good idea to lightly handle these and store them nice and flat! You will not regret it.


Sunnyside Triangles

This weeks assignment is to get all of your triangles cut out. We are going to focus on two ways to get these equilateral triangles cut.

•using the 60 degree lines on your ruler

•using a specialty 60 degree ruler- ex. Creative Grids Equilateral Triangle Ruler


What you need to cut:

If you are making your triangle quilt like mine you will need a total of 204 triangles…I know that sounds like a lot, but it will go quick I promise. That means 16 triangles from each of the 13 different prints you selected. You will have a few extra triangles.

If you are using different amounts of fabrics or fat quarters, just make sure you end up with 204 and you will be fine.

How to cut:

From each of your 13 fabrics, cut two 6″ x WOF strips.

Subcut each of the two individual strips into 8 triangles, for a total of 16.

Using Fat Quarters??? You will need at least eight from each of your 26 FQ’s. If your FQ’s are the proper 18″ wide you can get 12 from each and you will only need 17 FQ’s, but as we know sometimes after we squared up the edges it may be a bit too small. You will definitely be able to get the 8 from each one. Remember, as long as you have the 204 total you are good.


In order for this post not to be incredibly long I have made some separate links for each method of cutting! Just click on which one you will be using to see step by step pics or feel free to check out both:)

60 degree lines on your ruler method HERE

Specialty 60 degree equilateral triangle ruler method HERE


If you happened to buy the Marti Michell 60 degree ruler, (it was the one on sale at Joann’s), I have discovered that this ruler uses the length of the sides to determine the finished size of the triangle….this is different from all others I have used! Ususally it is by the height of the triangle. No worries, it is actually suppose to be more precise. You will follow the instructions for the Specialty 60 degree ruler HERE and I will go over using this ruler.

This weeks prize is a  $25.00  gift certificate to Fort Worth Fabric Studios! and a Swirly Girls Design Pattern!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio     

I will posting next Friday to show you how to pieces these triangles together…so you are gonna have to wait for those tips and tricks!

So get to cutting! and come back to link up you pics before Thursday April 3rd at midnight, EST.

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