Thursday, March 04, 2010

Victory over the Triangles!


The patchwork itself wasn't difficult, but getting those turquoise triangles into the empty spaces took all my intestinal fortitude. I had to step out of character and pretend to be anal  a fastidious piecer and I squeaked by ...just.



How's this for points meeting? So unlike me. But if one is going to tackle a design like this, one has to follow through or it all will be for naught.
Yes I will be doing something with the empty center parts of the spiderwebs. I have a plan and am jumping into that one next or maybe right after I figure out what the background shall be. I was going to audition background fabrics, but lost interest. Brain is frazzled.


PS. I removed all the paper by spritzing it with water, as suggested. Worked like a dream. Really.


24 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Now that hell is already frozen over ;-) I'll bet you're going to needle turn applique little circles down over the center!

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  2. Hmmm - I was hoping you would leave the triangles and the centers as open spaces. I think that would have been neat.

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  3. Cool! I like the capitol "F" that is at the top of the quilt. I am sure you planned that, right?! :)

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  4. ooh la la! Love the turquoise triangles. gives it a nice 'oomph'. Very nice.

    Kristin F. in SC

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  5. Totally gorgeous!

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  6. I love the turquoise! (Had to search for a minute to find the capitol F!) Looking forward to see what else you have in mind for this beauty!

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  7. Marvellous !
    Do you need a background? I love the shape of it as it is....

    Cheers, Helen

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  8. You are so talented!!! I love this and will put it on my "to do list". Wonder if you attached the trangles in half, and then when you put the blocks together it would have been a little easier? hum--I may try that---but because you it it in one piece, it does have the continuity. Thanks for sharing---love your work!

    Patricia in TN

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  9. It's gorgeous! Thank you for the delicious eye candy!

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  10. Oh my, didn't know what you were getting into, did you? You pulled it off though, and did a great job of it. It took me a minute, but I finally found the "F". Aren't you glad to have such sharp-eyed readers? :D

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  11. WOWWEE! What a fun project!

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  12. Amazing - but will definitely NOT be putting this on my to do list!
    Whew - just watching you do it is enough for me.

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  13. Initially, I just didn't see this coming together and wondered where the heck you were going. But I "get it" now and I'm glad you perservered because I love it! However, I don't see these circles in my future; I'll just enjoy yours!
    And...it's almost time to begin gardening, so you can unfrazzle your brain by working/playing outdoors! Yippee!!

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  14. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Great minds think alike - did you see the spider web quilt over at Tallgrass Studio quilt blog? worth a look see; made me think of yours (which is awesome!). Must be the time of year for spiderwebs!

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  16. Anonymous11:54 PM

    It's laying so flat - how did you press the seams? Open? I love this quilt. It looks so...playful!

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  17. Anonymous12:48 AM

    I hope you are not just going to plop a circle on the space and stitch it down, applique or otherwise. Please, I hope it's going to be something really clever.

    Another poster commented about just making stripes then just cutting them out in the triangular shape, I had the same thought too, so what advantage does paper piecing have over this? Paper piecing seems like a lot of hard work, taking away from the fun, especially when the paper has to be removed.

    Another thought: Do you think it would've been possible to design the triangles down to their itty bitty points to prevent the space we are now looking at?
    Sorry, I have a child's curiosity.

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  18. Anonymous12:59 AM

    Melody, forget my question about filling in the circles. I went to the link that Nancy Albright posted and yes indeed, it is possible to make the triangles with the itty bitty point.

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  19. Looks great! I admire the amount of work that went into this project. Your blog inspires me!

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  20. well, I'm ready for a new project... And this does look fun! Though I have a little roybgiv project that I need to finish up. I'll never be short of inspiration as long as you are around! The secondary pattern idea is VERY interesting, can't wait to see where you go with that!!
    <3

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