Monday, June 16, 2008


206, 60* triangles...
yep, I counted. It was pretty easy. 12 rows x 17 triangles + 2 extra... 206 total. And so my dear husband says, "Why?" and I say, "I have no idea." That's just the way I dreamed it. And ya have to listen to your dreams. Right? Someone mentioned the saying- "The valley of the shadow of death" the other day and I guess it struck a cord. Cause that's what this quilt started as. And then It turned out to be more like Bipolar Disorder. Then it morphed into More Good Days Than Bad... It occured to me that, what's the point of being Bipolar, if you have to make up your mind?
The triangles are about 1" high, so it's smaller than it seems- about 13" x15". I wanted to leave the sides raggedy- ("Rag-ged around the edges") until I started binding and then I had second thoughts. What a pain. And I am pretty sure no two angles are bound the same. oh well, it is what it is. It kinda looks like a critter with those top two triangles hanging out- not an idea I was going for. It does lay flatter than a flitter- a nice thing. It is all batik with the exception of the black and white which is from my vintage repro. stash. I did a small meander in it, and the black triangle is quilted in Darcie's topography design. Just a small and simple project that was a nice return to quilting. Can't say if I'll sew anymore this week- a day at a time, but I might. I have a couple new doilies in the works.

6 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

the ragged edge adds a lot of interest to this piece! Can imagine what a pain it was, but it was worth it :-)

Darcie said...

Oh my! An itty bitty little thing! And flat?! That is something to celebrate.

And if the mind cannot work things out in its dreams...then what better than to work it through one's fingers. Love you tons!

I rather like that black/white repro with the batiks! Very cool mix. Eclectic...which suits me to a T!

Doilies? Do tell! I can't seem to find pretty crocheting thread around here. Mind if I ask where are you finding yours...and what brand/s do you have best of luck with?

Peni said...

I'm likin' that "more good days than bad" :) 206 flat triangles IS impressive!! Piecing makes any day better in my book.

And I'm stickin' with my doily - started "Blue Note" pattern; only green for main color with white accents. It's starting to look like the diagram...a bit. And the thread is starting to feel half way at home in my still clumsy grasp.

Libby said...

I had a '60 degree triangle love-fest' last summer. I was just looking at them again this morning and thinking . . . . . . *s*

FabricMom said...

Very cute and creative. thanks for sharing.

jovaliquilts said...

This is so neat to look at! I love the ragged edges, it makes the piece really interesting. And the light blue and green triangles near the top play off each other so well, kind of like light bouncing off water. I like it!