Friday, December 07, 2007

Slash/Backslash quilt top

slashes quilt top

I should probably be devoting all sewing time to Christmas presents, but I was feeling the quilting bug and threw this top together. It's another one I designed a while ago. I'm pretty much over the colours, but it used up fabric I'd been gathering to go with Plain Spoken and Day at the Beach.

Piecing the triangles wasn't as scary as I'd been led to believe—the hardest part was working out the math so I could sew squares (and then slice 'em apart afterwards) rather than actual triangles. Oddly enough, I found it much easier to match the points on opposing 45-degree angles than I did on the perpendicular lines. I'm quite looking forward to putting my walking foot to use with the quilting, now that I've finally got one.

So now, thanks to a coupon from Jo-Ann.com, I'm off for a half-off batting....

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