I won’t bore anyone with the gazillion photos I’ve taken of this layout so far. When I picked colors initially, I started with the largest triangles – 8″ across the bottom – and then alternated colors. First a red, then a green, then a pink, then a blue, etc. This pattern calls for 10 fat quarters but I think I used 13. I continued with the medium triangles – 7″ across – and when I ran out of new fabric choices, I started with the first one I had used for the large triangles and so forth.
I knew it would take a little more effort on the layout. I would move one block to a different spot and take a photo then evaluate. I’d spot another one that needed to move, take a photo and evaluate again. I’m going to sleep on this one but right now I’m happy with it. The sun is long gone so tomorrow might bring another chance but I think I’m close.
This pattern is from Abbey Lane Quilts. I bought mine in my LQS; they do also sell digital patterns online and their patterns are very clear, concise and easy to follow.
I didn’t really sew all weekend; I was also getting a child off to college. That meant picking up some last minute items – toothpaste and shampoo, and also ingredients to make some chocolate chip cookies because nothing says college like homemade cookies from Mom, right? Dorms today are nothing like when I went to college decades ago. This is basically a 2 bedroom apartment. 2 people per unit that includes a living room, kitchenette, full bathroom with individual sinks and separate bedrooms. There’s a full dresser on the left and a computer desk; an armoire to the right of this picture; the bed can be raised to 36″ off the floor for extra storage underneath. Oh, and a quilt on the bed that I made to top it off – haha!