So we’re now up to the cutting part of Bloom Bloom Pow being hosted by Lee of Freshly Pieced. This is the fun cutting part – everything into triangles!
I have never made a quilt with triangles before (another first!). I love seeing how they go together to make such pretty blocks!
I am using all solids for this quilt – and am loving the colours together. Pretty pretty.
To show how spectacularly crap I am at taking photos, I don’t think any of these that I’ve shown you reflect the true colours of the fabrics!
But it’s okay because I’m having fun.
Well except when I wasn’t. Because I cut my first strip the wrong way.
I started on the left side of the strip and worked across. That’s wrong. You start at the right side of the strip and work back. That’s right.
If you haven’t started cutting your triangles yet, you need to remember that the print is on the left side of your triangle (After this, I kept repeating “to the left, to the left” to keep track!). Must mention this error is completely mine and nothing to do with Lee's instructions. She even says in her instructions to start at the far right of the strip. Helps if I read more closely.
These ones are correct! Fortunately I had enough blue solid left to add to the bottom of my miscut triangles. My flowers will spin the opposite direction and be a bit odd in final placement. But I can live with that.
I’m looking forward to putting these pretties together! This quilt’s destined for my daughter’s 3rd birthday so there’s a definite deadline happening here.
Even the scraps are pretty.
So how about you? Are you BBPing too?! It is hard to resist!