30 June, 2011

A Triangle Quilt


Welcome to the next hole in my head. No, I'm not even close to finishing the last one. I got tired of trimming all those half square triangles. There are nearly 300! Or it might, just might be evidence of some quilter ADD.

These are the bee blocks from the Pieced Together 2 Bee. I was putting together another, similar top a few months back and The Monster expressed such excitement over the design. That quilt went to live somewhere else, however. Ever since she's been asking for a triangle quilt of her own.


Then, the other night, I walked into this scene. Beyond the damn cuteness of the two of them cuddled up like that, you can see their sweat-soaked heads. They refuse to wear anything but full PJs and fight over the heavy duvet every night. With summer finally here the nights are actually warm. What else to do but make a quilt.

Yes, here in Calgary we switch to quilts in summer, instead of winter. Winter is for duvets (or layered quilts) and summer for quilts. So it is now my mission to get the girls a triangle quilt before summer ends.

I started with 11 blocks of various sizes. I figure I need 25 blocks at 18.5'' square to get to the queen sized quilt I want, with plenty of overhang. Since Sunday afternoon I've managed to make 6 more blocks and cut out 5 more. Some of the blocks might end up being solid yellow. Maybe, maybe not?

We're looking at a long weekend, I wonder how much I can get done? You know, in between actually spending time with the family.

15 comments:

Kris said...

I really like this idea! I think a few solid yellow blocks would be fun, I think it'd break up the triangles and give it a little extra whimsy.

LOTJE said...

Yes, some solid yellow and some green big dots to stay! I love the different sizes!

beth said...

VERY...very sweet picture of the girls!

Mary said...

That is one cute photo of what looks to be two adorable kids. good luck on your triangle quilt!

~Michelle~ said...

I'm very excited to see this one come together!

Tanya said...

Beautiful girls and beautiful quilt and happy Canada Day tomorrow!

felicity said...

Awwww. I just love that photo of the kiddles. The quilt is looking really, really cool. Happy Canada Day!

Victoria said...

Your monsters are adorable! (And you are such a good mom.)

Good luck with those triangles!

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

sweetest image ever! thanks for sharing.

Esch House Quilts said...

I really like the white with the yellow - cools it down a little and ups the summer "freshness".

Suzanne said...

Went back to the original post and saw the original block. The top two little white triangles in it look like fussy cuts of little girls with circle cheeks--just like your girls.

amandajean said...

Love the triangle quilt so far. And your girls are ADORABLE!

Kate said...

That is so cute that your girls sleep in the same bed! Your hole in your head is looking great :)

sewkatiedid said...

We're the same with duvets and quilts. People often comment that it's funny to come to my home and not have a quilt on the bed.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I do really like all the different sizes. And the girls are adorable!