Indigo Triangles Quilt Top Finished

Indigo Triangles top is finished!

When I first saw this quilt, I really admired the colors and the pattern seemed simple enough. Upon further inspection, all the matching points started to make me nervous. I’ve never been really good at matching points or seams, if I’m being honest. But I decided I wanted to try and push my boundaries, push my limits, and I’m glad I did. It forced me to be a little more careful and deliberate with my work rather than the loosey-goosey, fly by the seat of my pants approach I’ve used until now.

When I initially cut all the triangles, I had these which I shared on instagram…

When I put the triangles on my design wall, it was a disaster.

It was much, much too busy. I decided that the problem was the prints, so I dove back into my stash and got some more blues that were closer to solids. The result was much better, in my opinion. My quilt ended up being less indigo than my inspiration picture but I worked with what I had and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I was very happy to use up some of the blues in my stash. I used up the rest of the whites I had bought for this project to make the border, plus a little from my stash.

Next I’m going to piece together a backing with the leftover triangles and an orphan block from a previous quilt. It will be pretty scrappy looking too. Hopefully not too crazy!

I’m linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday.

UFO list

I guess this isn’t *technically* a UFO list since not all of these are started, but this helps me keep track of what’s in the works and plans I have for my to-do list.

  1. Quilt for C: need to decide on pattern
  2. Quilt for baby boy 1 Finished! Click here to see it.
  3. Quilt for baby boy 2: working on making this quilt
  4. Quilt for baby boy 3: need to decide on pattern
  5. Quilt for baby girl 1: need to quilt
  6. Quilt for baby girl 2: I’m going to make this quilt, looks like it will be a GREAT stash buster.
  7. Mike’s T-shirt quilt

That’s what’s on my list! I’ve started on the Indigo triangle quilt already. I’ve finished cutting all the triangles…

And now I need to start assembling. I used the white print fabrics I bought in the Feb 4th stash report for the white parts of the quilt, which I think will make it look a little more interesting. The rest of the fabric was from my stash. I’m excited to get started on sewing, but I have a few projects around the house I need to focus on first, unfortunately!