Triangle Quilt Finished (finally!)

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If you’ve read my blog since January, you know I was going through a rough patch in life. The relationship with the man I had seen my future with and whose family I considered my own broke apart and with that, the work on quilts I had started with love turned into a painful reminder that my life had changed.

But I keep my promises and just like this quilt that I had promised to a family member, I continued to work on a quilt for the daughter. I had collected the fabric for this quilt for over a year before I got started. Every time she was with me at a fabric store, I pretended I was looking for some special fabric and asked her for her input. Hence, the fabrics in this quilt have all been chosen by her.

Once I had the triangles cut, I had her help me with the layout, since she has a very mathematical brain and the layout was quite a challenge. No same fabrics are touching each other. All that was left was the actual sewing and quilting….

After I moved out, my sewing mojo left me, and if it hadn’t been for some gentle pushes from my future nudging me to leave my past behind, I would still struggle to finish this quilt.

Yet, it is done, and I am quite happy with it.

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triangel quilt1

It is far from perfect. I just wanted to get it over with so stitches I would normally have ripped out and redone, I left in. I ran out of the perfectly matching thread so the FMQ on top is done in two different gray colors. Oh well…it is done, and I think I can give it away. Now all that’s left is to schedule the drop-off.

To all the quilters out there, if you struggle with the piece, keep on working on it. Sewing and quilting truly is therapy.

Happy sewing,

Franzi

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