What I’m Working On…

Guest Post from Kelli…

Mom and I work quite well together.  Things that she doesn’t like–math, pinning, arranging Perkiomen Daydreams blocks–are things that I love.  And things that I despise–quilting (on the old machine), designing, binding quilts–are things that she’s just fine with.  This had never been a problem…until today!

I was trying to overcome some of my designing issues, and mom told me that a lot of the quilts that we find really interesting have a secondary pattern after putting the original blocks together.  Using her wisdom, I designed a block with a simple center with an outside pattern to create a secondary pattern as she suggested, using navy blue, cheddar, and neutrals.  I brought it home and showed it to her.  We both were in love with the block and mom said that she would continue working on it and put it together to make it into a whole quilt design.

Fast forward a few days–Mom called me and told me to check my email because she had emailed me the block made into a quilt with a really cool border.  I opened up the email and saw what she came up with.  Needless to say I was amazed!  It was gorgeous!  Unfortunately though, we can’t show it to you quite yet as it has become a top secret project.  But don’t worry, we will show it to you as soon as possible.

After looking at the design closer, I began plugging the block and border block requirements into Excel to figure the yardage.  After a little bit of work, my jaw hit the floor.  This quilt that I was so excited about requires 2,592 triangles cut using a easy angle ruler from 1.5″ strips.  And this was after telling mom “Sure, I’ll make that quilt.  I really like little pieces.”  Needles to say I’m kicking myself now!

So for the past week, I have been cutting, ironing, cutting, and ironing some more.  And if any of you were wondering what 2,592 triangles cut using the easy angle and 1.5″ strips, here you go…


Amazing, right??

Stop back later and get a peek at what mom is working on and if you want to see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times.

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9 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Michelle

    I think the secret is not to count the triangles. Cut a bunch, sew a bunch, cut a bunch more, sew some more….at some point you still have to figure out how many more pieces you’ll need and guess at how many you already have cut, but it’s not quite as intimidating – at least for me.

  2. julianne

    wondering if you could use it as a leader -ender project. i hate to sit and do the repeative projects. right now I am just trying to get a little MOJO going …off to look at other things

  3. Joyce

    The best things come in little bundles. It will be beautiful. Little things a up really fast and you will be pleasantly happy with the results. I can not wait to see finish project. Joyce

  4. Gari

    Well, at least with that introduction to your quilt, you know for sure most of us, if not all of us, will not be copying your design/quilt. ;-)

  5. Debbie B

    Lots of little pieces…right up your alley, Kelli! Can’t wait to see the finished quilt. I love navy blue with just about anything. Looks like fun!

  6. Dar in MO

    Now you have my interest – can’t wait to see what that many little triangles look like put together in a quilt top. I’m sure it will be stunning.

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