Wednesday, November 20, 2013

quilting retreat

It has been a while since I really had the chance to sew for myself without interruptions. So, I signed myself up for a quilting weekend at the Quilt Oase to rejuvenate my vitals and relax with the girls.

What to work on? I have a stack of woven plaids that have been with me for about a good ten years. I started a project for my husband using half-square triangles - HST and a tan neutral color. I found the pattern in an Australian Country Patchwork magazine and thought it was really great (at that time). Needless to say, I never completed the project and the patches are still in a metal tin somewhere in the basement. I still want to finish up a quilt for my hubby incorporating plaids, especially since we will be celebrating our tenth anniversary this year. How to make a modern quilt for a man using plaids?

I have been asking myself this question for about a month or two now. I have been looking high and low for patterns. I want to do something with 60° triangles to get more experience but don't want a typical country quilt. This one caught my attention by Jaybird Quilts? I can't exactly see who made it, but saw it referenced once.

I thought this could be a down and dirty pattern to cleanse and go quickly. Should I do it, or should I try to come up with something else? It states that the triangles are sewn on paper log cabin style. Do I really need the paper? Can't I just sew strips onto a pre-cut center triangle? I need advice. Does anyone have any?



  1. Der Quilt den Du ins Auge gefasst hast ist schön, den könntest Du doch machen. Und wenn Du ihn im Kurs nähst denke ich nicht dass Du die Anleitung brauchst, Sabine kann Dir bestimmt Deine Fragen beantworten. Hast Du ihr denn schon mal ein Bild davon gezeigt?

  2. Just saw your quilt on the Moda Bake Shop and decided to pop over for a visit! I look forward to reading your blog. Congratulations on getting published!

  3. I pinned to Pinterest that very same pattern! I've been contemplating starting a plaid collection for a some-day project!

    I, too, jumped over from Moda Bakeshop website. I love your tiny blocks! And I am going to enjoy reading your blog!

    Keep up the good work!

  4. I really like the triangle quilt you are thinking about making. I would advise to use a foundation piecing technique, but I guess you could also just do log cabin regular patchwork around the small triangles.
    I love your tutorial by the way on moda bakeshop!


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