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I labored this Labor Day Weekend, over my hub's man-quilt, which I've affectionately nicknamed Triangle Massacre. For two reasons. Number one, it's a nice manly name. Number two, I've murdered every perfect point there was to be had on this quilt. hehe No, really.
*sigh* So sad. I'm so ready to be done with triangles. That being said, I managed to finish all of the blocks and lay them out. My scraps are a little bit more vibrant than the colors used in the quilt in the book.. BUT, they are just that. Scraps. It is 100% made of scraps.
It is lap size, and is made up of 554 triangles. The good news is that my sweet hub doesn't care about perfect points.. and wouldn't even know what they were if I hadn't told him. :) I think I made a cutting error of some sort.. I'm sure I double checked and double checked again before cutting, but oh well.. Lesson here: make a test block before cutting 9000 triangles. I think it will look okay in the end, though, if I can get them all sewn together without it being too far off.
This sentiment made me feel better, too:
The top is half sewn together, with some coaxing and fudging.
Hope I can get the second half sewn together and still have it look okay.
And I can't wait to quilt it with the cruisers on the back. *swoon*
At least if the top goes haywire, the back will still be super cute.. er.. handsome. :)
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P.S. Linking up with Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
I labored and labored on my first quilt block ever to get all of the points to line up, and my husband had NO IDEA why I was so excited about it.
He then pointed out that those same points would be lost when I cut out the circle for my tree (this is going to be a tree skirt).
I love it! And quilts always look better after they are washed :p
And I hear you on not cutting out 9000 blocks without trying them first. I printed a 60° triangle template off the web then proceeded to cut a gazillion only to later realize why the center of my blocks wouldn't lay flat. One smidge x 6 triangles equals 1/4" off... Another WIP waiting to be fixed...
The top looks great. I love multi-colored scrappy quilts. I was checking out the thumbnail sized photos on WID and yours caght my eye right away because of the colors! I like your quote about perfection too, and I toatally agree. My guess is a little quilting and it will be great! cheers, Claire W.