Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Treats and ALYOF Finish!

I did it! I completed my Triangle Quilt. I actually had it done almost two weeks ago, but with my busy work schedule this month, I am just not getting this post written. Just in the nick of time!

This was definitely a project that needed finishing! I started along in the spring of 2014 with The Sassy Quilter's Triangle Quiltalong. But starting was about as far as I got on it.  For about eight months I had the fabric starched and ironed and sitting in a pile in my sewing studio.  I'd move it from place to place because it was always in the way. What a pain!

One day I decided to cut out the triangles. That made the whole project much more Out-Of-My-Face. But it also made it Out-Of-My-Mind and I forgot about it.

So then the summer of 2015 came along.  I decided it was high time to tackle this project.  I had always wanted to do a triangle quilt, and I felt badly that I totally missed the mark with the QAL.  So I set it as my August goal for ALYOF.

But did I do then? Nope. Didn't touch it.  Oh, woe is me! Too much drama was going on with my Day Job, and so I basically put all my quilting and long arming on the back burner until things settled down. Doing two jobs at once is very taxing, especially when one of those jobs deals with tax accountants day in and day out! (Inside business humor there.)

So, when October came along, I decided to go for it again.  We had our guild's annual Quilt Retreat and so I took this as my project.  I'm proud to say, that I completely finished piecing it at the retreat. I brought it home, loaded it up, and got it quilted with a fun wavy edge-to-edge free motion design.  For the back I just pieced my leftovers.

Tah, dah! That was my goal. Maybe this month I'll get the binding on, but I'm not counting on it. I'm scheduled to do a Christmas Bazaar the first weekend in December, so I'm sewing like mad to get some new products sewn up to include in that show.

It's always something, isn't it? That's what makes life fun. 

So while we're speaking of October, I'll just throw in this fun photo I snapped when we were out golfing a couple of weeks ago. I can't take photos to really capture the true beauty of the area in which I live, but I always try.  This was the view we had as we teed off one of the fairways at the Elkhorn Golf Course. Just lovely.

And since it's Halloween, I'll wish you all a hauntingly good day! And with the clocks going back an hour tonight, just think! We'll have an extra hour to quilt tomorrow. Life is good.

Quilting with a smile,

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  1. Hurray for finishes! I have quite a few projects like this that become stalled for whatever reason. It is good to see they can get out the cupboard and get finished!

  2. Congrats on finishing! The colors you choose are really nice.

  3. I like how well the colour/fabric scheme works for this one.

  4. I have a gazillion triangles cut out - that's it....cut out! Yours is so cute! One day I'll actually sew mine up, too!

  5. Great finish!! Hate it when life gets in the way of quilting, right? So glad you made this month's finish!!

  6. What a great quilt-the colors go so.... well! And congratulations on having it done--I know what you mean about being behind in posting. Thats Life-Right? Your fall photo is gorgeous, we have been having a few windy nights--so allot have been forced to the ground.

  7. Gorgeous quilt! I like the color scheme, too!

  8. Beautiful! Love the colors you use, and that picture is stunning!!!

  9. I hear ya about moving piles around until you get to them...congrats on turning this pile into a beautiful (almost) completely finished quilt! The binding will be a cozy task this winter. Oh, and you have lovely golfing scenery! Our leaves are long gone and we are expecting a skiff of snow today.

  10. Neat! I do have triangle quilt from this SAL as well :) Yours is lovely!

  11. Your colors are really gorgeous here! When I take each one, though, and look at them, I wouldn't have ever put a brown with a grey, yet you made it work well. Your coral plays well with both the teal/grey and brown/cream. Enlightening and beautiful finish. Congratulations, Barb!

  12. What a lovely triangle quilt you have done, thanks for your inspiration. A beauiful picture from your golfcourse. Don´t you think it sometimes hard to share the time with quilting an golfing. Now we have Autumn in Sweden and I don´t play when it turns cold so more time for quilting!

  13. I just love the colors in this quilt, and the pieced backing looks great. It's funny, but sewing the binding on is always my FAVORITE part of a quilt. I just find it so soothing!

  14. LOL!! I thought I was the only one who moved piles around....oh your fall is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  15. this is gorgeous!! I absolutely LOVE the colors in this one- and that landscape photo is breathtaking.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  16. Oh you make me remember (it comes back now and again lol) that I so badly want to do a triangle quilt like this! (done the stack 'n whack ones, fun, but I love this style) Yours is just gorgeous. Love the views shots too.


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