For the sake of full disclosure, I completely stole this quilt idea from Jolene who blogs at Blue Elephant Stitches. I have long admired this quilt that she made with this very same fabric. While not identical, the similarities are more than striking.
I know that's a lot of white for a baby quilt but that's their problem. Ha!
What I learned about triangles so far:
- I like cutting them out.
- I used spray starch to secure those bias edges a bit. I was a bit stingy with the starch but it was okay.
- I'm glad I chose not to match triangle points. That would have made this a much more challenging quilt to make.
- I learned the importance of keeping the grain in the right direction with 60 degree triangle pieces. It's easy to get them turned around and off-grain. I eventually developed a system.
- I like pressing seams open. It makes more sense to me. This was my first time NOT pressing seams open (based on instructions) and while it's a quick and easy way to go initially, I found it hard to keep it sorted as to whether to press them right or left depending on which row I was doing. And even then, I would end up having to feed them backwards through the machine sometimes, increasing the risk of the seams getting accidentally turned back. Argh!