I decided to spend my time working on this triangle quilt I started a year ago during my time off this weekend instead of writing book reviews. Those are coming I promise! I only have 4 more rows on the quilt and then I'll be able to focus on books :). Acutally I've been listening to books while sewing so I have even more books to add to my review list!
I started this quilt last year (May 11th to be exact). This is my first non-baby quilt and it will be a queen size quilt for our bedroom when I'm finished. I decided to make it because I couldn't find any bedding in the colors I wanted or style I liked. I wanted something geometric and triangles won out over hexagons when I finally decided to make my own quilt.
It took me forever to pick the fabric. While I knew what colors I wanted, finding the perfect colors in the right fabric was a little difficult. Most of these are kona solids which are of amazing quality. I can definitely tell the difference between them and the other fabrics I chose because I liked the colors better but the fabric isn't as great.
I started the quilt with my mom and was thankful to be able to use her huge upstairs sewing room to lay out the pieces and see everything together. I was still living in my tiny house at the time and could have never laid out a queen size quilt anywhere.
I finished four rows that weekend and this weekend I finished 8 more! I am so excited to almost have the piecing done. I'm planning another trip to my parents' house in July and plan to make my quilt sandwich there and start the quilting process. Part of me wants to hand quilt it, but the other part of me actually wants to use this quilt sometime soon! So we'll see ;) I still have a little time to decide. I'm pretty sure I want to do the quilting a 1/4" away from the seams so it will have a shadow effect.
Did any of you work on any special crafty projects this weekend?