Sunday, April 16, 2017

Under Construction


 Howdy! So I found out on Friday I have a baby shower at work in less than two weeks. Crunch time for sure, so I stopped at Joann's and the fabric store on my way home from work Friday. They are doing the nursery in black and white with Kelly green and geometric shapes, so I thought this design would be perfect! It is a free pattern that you can find here:
I am making this one slightly smaller than the pattern with 25 triangles across and 13 rows. I think it will be about 52 inches square. The cutting was pretty time consuming, but I got it done Friday night. I figure if I can finish the top today, I will buy a minky backing when it is 60% off at Joann's on Thursday, and get it all quilted and bound next weekend.
Last Sunday, I got my Sunflower and Pigs top done. It is is so cheerful and happy! The pattern calls for several borders, but I don't think I want it that big because I think I want to hang it. It is already about 48 inches wide, but I think it needs another border--maybe a 2.5 inch aqua one. What do you guys think? Any advice on borders and quilting would be appreciated.
I also finished my pineapple mug rug this week. I made the pineapple using Jackie Padesky's tutorial from Instagram @jackiepadeskyquilts, but I pieced mine to  finish at 1 inch instead of 2.
I snagged this Rae Dunn Aloha mug at TJ Maxx and some Moose Munch to go with it. It was a gift for a friend at work. I am already embroidering another one that I will work on tonight for Slow Sunday Stitching

So much to do and not enough time!

30 comments:

  1. What a lovely triangle quilt. It will be loved, I'm sure.

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  2. Great minds -- I did a very similar baby quilt in January. I just looked at my blog and -- of course, I haven't done a post on the completed quilt. I was so excited to gift it to the new mommy that I didn't get "Finished" pictures. Here it is on the design wall.

    http://kristingumdrop.blogspot.com/2017/02/retreat-wrap-up.html

    Maybe I can do a flashback friday finish post on it this week.

    xoxo

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  3. That triangle quilt looks amazing, Tanya! Was it hard to get the triangle points to match up? I'd like to try one, but that always worries me! I love your other two projects, too, especially that pineapple! Making one of those is definitely on my list!

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  4. Great triangles quilt! I love the Piglets and also the pineapple mug rug. You give me a great idea for a future project. ♥ About the borders I thing a pink one will be pretty.

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  5. Hi Tanya, Being a lover of aqua and turquoise that I am, I normally would say yes! But in looking at your design, I think I would go with a scrappy border using the colors that you have in your flying geese. Your pigs are adorable!

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  6. Great projects. Fun baby quilt and love the adorable mug rug!

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  7. Love the pineapple gift for your friend!
    And those pigs are adorable!!

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  8. I've never tried a triangle quilt but I have the ruler. The pigs are just precious!!!!

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  9. Love all your quilts. The black and white and green should be a big hit. Minky backings are so nice. The pigs are adorable too. Aqua is always a hit in my book.

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  10. What a wonderful baby quilt. You've made amazing progress in such a short time.

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  11. I love all that you are doing but those pigs.....what a hoot...love them.

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  12. Awesome sewing to get a baby quilt done in only two weeks! Oink oink, those piggie are adorable.

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  13. Happy pigs; I love it! You'll smile every time you look at them on your wall.

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  14. The baby quilt is wonderful! Love the splashes of green! And your piggies make me happy.

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  15. I think you have hit the mark with the quilt design for the baby shower. It is very striking.
    And the pigs are adorable.The flowers and flying geese finish it off nicely.
    Good luck with your deadlines.

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  16. Those pigs are too stinky cute!!

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  17. Love the triangle quilt with just a touch of green. Great job finding something the parents will love!

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  18. I do so love me a triangle quilt... And yours is looking great with the black/white/bright Green. Those pigs are so cheerful and fun... And that pineapple mug rug is simply sweet! What a lovely gift!

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  19. Love all your projects - the pig quilt best.

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  20. I am always so amazed at how much you get done!!! You inspire me all the time!!

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  21. Wow, you are the quilting wonder woman! I love the black and white quilt and the mug rug is adorable. Congratulations on getting so much done.

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  22. Love the happy looking pigs! Such a fun quilt.

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  23. Beautiful quilts and I really, really love the pigs! You have been busy!

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  24. What great eye candy. Beauty of baby quilt. Charming mug rug with such a sweet saying. However the pigs rock! I'm with you on size. I'd leave it as is and make a scrappy binding of the geese colors. Oink!

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  25. Love the Sunflower and Pig quilt! So cute! :)
    Carol

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