Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Equilateral Triangle Quilt Progress

Summer break has gotten the best of me! Sleeping in too late and staying up too late with no schedule in between. This is my last week of that before I head back to work so I've decided that I need to get some sewing projects finished!

I'll be thrilled if I can complete this equilateral triangle quilt. I've been fascinated with triangles lately and after creating this mini quilt, I really wanted to do another project with this figure.
After many different arrangements on my design wall, I decided on 3 fabrics for the triangles to face up and 3 fabrics for the triangles to face down. This photo is close to the final layout. In the last few rows I changed some triangles around.
Since two equilateral triangles create a rhombus...I wanted to use that figure on the back. (This quilt is for a friend, so I have more reasoning to this design that I'll share later!) The rest of the background is blue. There was probably an easier way to piece this together, but I didn't know what that was! Better pictures of the quilt back to come.
Thank you, Annie Kitty, for lounging in the sun and not on the quilt sandwich while I was pinning.
Now I'm trying to decide on quilting. I'm thinking I want to do a free-motion design vs. straight lines. I sketched this idea out, but I'm thinking that the actual quilting will not be quite this dense. Any suggestions out there?

Hopefully I can make my mind up and get this baby finished! :)

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Monday, July 22, 2013

One Year Blog Anniversary Reflections

July 6th marked my one year blog anniversary! Thankfully, I've been off work this month, so I've enjoyed much needed leisure time to reflect and celebrate the sewing I've completed this year.

As I reviewed my blog, a few entries brought smiles to my heart (I linked up past blog posts if you want to check out photos)...here are the numbers:
  • 44 blog posts (22 the first 6 months, 22 in the second 6 months) 22 is my magic number so it was only appropriate to post this reflection on 2:22 on July 22nd, 1 month before my decade birthday on August 22nd.  
So wow~I sewed, quilted, created, and did a ton of math! Through these projects I learned way more about myself than I ever expected. In an interesting way, what I choose to create offers a glimpse into my life and passions, as well as where I stand in my personal learning journey. Yes, there are plenty of things I wrote about that I would do differently and I hope that will be evident in my future posts. One thing is crystal clear to me: Every single project I do, I learn something that I didn't expect to learn. Every single time.

So all in all I'm reminded to...

Be positive. "Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." -Lao Tzu

and most importantly...

Keep on keepin' on -Henry + The Invisibles