Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Interlude

Just as I'd expected, Nicholas/@quiltsfromtheattic's Improv Triangle Sewalong was exactly the respite I needed. I'm really happy I decided to work from scrap. Obviously this project didn't make a noticeable dent, but still. The palette felt pretty fluid as I was pulling from the scrap basket, but I was immediately drawn to the oranges, blue seemed like a logical companion, and the rest just fell into place.


At the start, Nicholas suggested starting with 50 or so triangles, and that's just about what I made. And at 26" square, this finished size is precisely what I was hoping for - something large enough to focus on the technique and yet small enough to finish fairly quickly.


Which is exactly what happened. Week 3 of the sewalong was supposed to be creating a quilt top from all of our triangles, but once that was done, I was having too much fun to stop. So I made a pieced backing with my few leftover triangles and larger scraps, and started right in on matchstick quilting, using a handful of colored threads.


A faced binding seemed the way to go, and I do love them on an improv quilt. Also love the floral I found to finish this fun little quilt. Fun times!