Fabric Selection and Official Sign-up!
Here we are! The Triangle Quilt Along has officially begun. I am excited to get my triangle mojo going again and quilt along with you guys.
First things first! Let’s review how this QAL(quilt-a-long) will work.
Each week(on Friday) I will post the weeks assignment, this week: fabric selections and sign-up. The post will go up on Friday and you will then have until the following Thurday at midnight EST to link up a pic of your progress for the week. A winner for each weeks prize will be drawn randomly and shared in the following weeks post. Keep the time zone in mind for link-up deadlines:)
Worried or nervous about linking up your pic? Please email me if you have any questions and I will do my best to walk you through it. Come back tomorrow for a post on how to link up your picture for those who need it:) I will show you how to navigate from Flickr too. I know some are using it for the first time.
So do you wanna see what fabrics I am using?
Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda!
I actually had a layer cake I wanted to use for this one. So I am just cutting as many as I can out of it(3 per 10″square) and filling in with some matching solids. Our total amount of triangles will be 204 if you are trying to make something like this work too.
If you have forgotten the fabric requirements…visit the Triangle Quilt Along homepage HERE or on the menu bar for all the info you need to quilt along.
Just for fun I want to review some things I have shared earlier that you just might need to know about triangles…
There are two types of triangles you see when quilting- Equilateral and Isosceles.
Equilateral triangles byAmanda@MaterialGirlQuilts
Isosceles Triangle Quilt by Ashley@MommybyDayCrafterbyNight.
Now you got to go back to your math/geometry vault on this one. Equilateral triangles have equal sides and are called 60 degree triangles in the quilt world…well, in all the worlds actually. Isosceles triangles have to have two equal sides and are more like 45 degree triangles to quilters. Think short and stumpy(equilateral) and long and lean(isosceles).
What makes people think twice about making a triangle quilt?
A. They are pointy…and we all know it can be tricky keeping all those in our quilt projects:)
B. When cutting out triangles, because of the diagonal lines, you now have the issue of bias to deal with.
Bias is not so bad, it just makes the fabric stretchy and as long as you know that and handle it a little more gently, you will do just fine! Hey, sometimes bias works in our favor. It lets us fudge those points a little if we need to and is great when working with all things curvy.
Want to go ahead and start getting your fabric ready?
Press and Starch all your fabrics. To help with bias I recommend a heavy starch. This will keep things stiff and not so stretchy!
I like to use Best Press! If you are not a starch lover…that is okay too:)
All you have to do to sign up is comment and tell me you are in! No fee or anything special you have to do. Just join in the triangle fun:)
Don’t think you have enough time?
Make a smaller quilt if you like, even make a mini!
If you already commented and told me you will be participating then I have got your name on the list, but feel free to say hello!
This weeks Prize and Sponsor!
$25.00 gift certificate to Cotton Bliss!
Stefanie has some amazing new lines in…so go check them out so you know what to buy when you win! Through today she is having a great sale up to 30% off on all fabrics and precuts.
A Swirly Girls Design pattern!
Now for the link-up!
If you have a blog and are following along, I would love you to Grab a Button! and Share:)
Keep it Sassy♥