Thursday, October 31, 2013

Death by Triangles

This death of mine could be a slow one too.  HA!  Sheeee Wiz, it is taking me
F-O-R-E-V-E-R to get this finished...well….it seems that way!
Just all that repetition I guess is making me crazy!!

I have 18 rows so far and I have calculated I need 5 more rows to make it NOT square.

I have always wanted a Red/White quilt and sooooo, I thought I would
start with a simple design.  No paper piecing here, I drew out a 
template the size I wanted and started cutting out.  These
are 4" tall by 3-ish wide.  Each row has 54 triangles
which make it roughly 73' wide.  I'm shooting for maybe
85" for the length.  I'll just see how it works out.

This photo makes some of the reds look PINK, but they really are
ALL red and white.

Ok…..back to my dead man's walk…..

39 comments:

Terry said...

Wow! That's a LOT of triangles! I think I'd be making a small wall quilt if it was me! LOL Yours looks great! :0)

Denise in PA said...

Love the title! LOL - I can see why it is tedious, but it will be gorgeous when it's done! I think it will all be worth it in the end! o:)

Michele said...

Oh wow! It's stunning! Keep up the great work.

Julierose said...

What a whole lotta triangles--but oh so pretty--hang in--you will be so happy when you cuddle under it....hugs, Julierose

Karendianne said...

Wow! This is incredibly beautiful especially because they're 3-ish inches wide. ;)

You're so fun. You make me smile and laugh!!!

Janet O. said...

I wondered why we hadn't heard from you. This explains it! You have been hypnotized by triangles!!
Wow, that is an amazing project. I applaud you for sticking with it. I'm afraid if I decided to do a red/white quilt I would have chosen large 9-patch blocks. I have such a hard time sticking with two colors, even though I love the look. My hand keeps reaching for a third or fourth color to add in.
Maybe when you surface again we will see a finished flimsy. Good luck with it! : )

audrey said...

Oh I love it! Crazy work, all that repetition, but it sure looks great!

Frog Quilter said...

It's so yummy!

Kristie said...

Beautiful!!! I just love 2 color quilts but I do know that after working with just the 2 colors it can get old. I can't wait to see this finished, it is beautiful!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love it! I would also love a red/white quilt. You have inspired me!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! Stunning is what comes to mind when I first laid eyes on this! Absolutely worth all those triangles!

TLC said...

It's a BEAUTY! What a way to go. ;o)

MB in MI said...

Yep! It's a stunner! Keep up the beautiful work.

Barb said...

wow - looks amazing!!

joe tulips said...

Um...
You were crazy long before you started this. So keep on truckin'
You are way over half done!!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! This will be worth every step.

ginaquilts said...

Love!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - that is amazing!!! Stunning!!! But I would be climbing the wall by now - or even jumping off the roof. I admire your stick-to-it attitude - and love the quilt.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - that is amazing!!! Stunning!!! But I would be climbing the wall by now - or even jumping off the roof. I admire your stick-to-it attitude - and love the quilt.

Karen H said...

It's lovely! Hang in there - all your hard work will pay off. I have the triangle cutter for my Accuquilt...... I need to use it to make something like this!

AnnieO said...

You've had a long journey through triangle land but soon your submarine can surface! Excellent submersion technique!

Lori said...

Holey Moley! You've got some amazing perseverance going on there!! it is going to be so worth it!!!

em's scrapbag said...

Just keep sewing. Just keep sewing. It's looking great! You'll love it when it's done.

karen said...

Love the triangles. I love to work on quilts like this when I want mindless sewing. My current mindless project is tumblers--a tad smaller than your triangles--that will be a king-size quilt. It's been going for a few years now and I suspect will go for a few more, but that's ok. It's great for fulfilling the need to sew when I've only got 15 minutes available.

pandchintz said...

Marathon effort, but going to be SO worth it! Look-ing Goooood!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh, wow! This quilt is gonna look amazing!! Love all your scrappy reds.

liz said...

Lots of hard work but what a reward at the end. Love it!

Nancy said...

Seriously now, that's a lot of triangles. But the results are stunning! Hang in there... you're so close now.

simplebirdapplique.com said...

So crisp looking! Congrats for sticking with this amazing project!
Love it!

I am Just One Mom said...

A lovely accomplishment!

Tine Hohl said...

Oh look at this! You must be really proud of this long journey - I love it and I do hope you'll finish it. I would have died already in the cutting of the white triangles!
Lots of love from germany.

Sharon said...

O.M.G.!! What an undertaking! I can understand the title of your post. LOL I'll bet it feels a bit like being pecked to death by chickens. This is an amazing feat, and it will be soooo gorgeous when you're finished. You're almost there! Everyone's got it right - it will be worth it in the end.

Do you have much red fabric left now?? :)

Helen said...

This is truly remarkable! I made a vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry charm quilt years ago. It was all hand-pieced and tied. I know you will live to love it!

Connie said...

It might be taking a long time, but "Oh My!" it is gorgeous :)

JulieAnn said...

I absolutely love it.

Barb said...

wow - what a lot of sewing!
your link from bloglovin isn't working - It routes me to a go daddy page, weird.

Threeundertwo said...

Oh my! Just the thought of cutting out all of those triangles has me tired. It's absolutely gorgeous though. Can't wait to see it finished.

Carrie P. said...

WOW! it is fabulous. I got your email and have signed up again as a follower.

Sujata Shah said...

LOVE!!!