Interesting story of your ugly shirt inspiration. Good call - it is going to be lovely! Good luck with the hints and tips - I have a batch of triangles cut but no inspiration yet. And I think I will need some of those hints on piecing.
Triangles can be tricky- looks like you have got the hang of it- looking forward to seeing this develop even more- and oh the ugly shirt story LOL- so fantastic that you could use it to inspire you this way.
Now come on, in some places that shirt could be beautiful (if you were having an acid flash back to Saturday Night Fever for instance). But as a quilt it IS very cool. Just goes to show you not everything should be worn but quilt inspiration can be gotten from anywhere. I love the fabrics you've selected and DO share the triangle tips!
This is going to be very pretty when put together. You just can't go wrong with any of those designer prints.
Mymble I had to do a lot of unpicking and I think I gave up because sometimes they woul dline up and sometimes they wouldn't :S I'm holding off doing any more until the next quilt along assignment is posted!
Terryt1955 Maybe the shirt would be beautiful... with its matching SHORTS: http://riddleandwhimsy.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/img-thing.jpeg lol! There was also a dress as well. As soon as I saw the pattern though the flowers in it just screamed "AMH" to me so I knew what had to be done!
Skynme I just wish they weren't so hard to cut up! I'm thinking of cutting up some more prints to add (I've bought Dowry and True Colours since I cut these triangles) but it's so hard to dig into them!!
Joke Thanks for the encouragement, but no on the quiltalong. Too many other projects going :) I'll just enjoy yours.
Ok those shorts really do make the outfit! But I also love your quilt..good luck and will look forward to hearing if there are helpful hints along the way!
Carolmarie It's just triangles pieced together to create rows and then you sew the rows together!!
I would use it, too much work not to, and trim much easier! And it looks beautiful.
I agree with True--use it for sure and trim it down. It's really beautiful; can't wait to see it finished!
Joke , I'm glad someone else commented before I did. My first thought was TRIM. There's so much work here already.
How does it finish, with straight sides? If so, then trimming is definitely the answer in my book.
I love it all and I know it's been tons of work. Such color and movement here!
I agree with everyone else - I would trim and use all three sections.
I think it looks absolutely gorgeous...I would not shorten it as it is not a wall quilt so who will notice proportions when all cuddled up enjoying it??!!
That backing fabric is perfect, what a gorgeous quilt.
Wow awesome finish...my guess is the waviness is the stretching of the fabric as we sew. You have a lot of bias edges going on and even when super careful they can stretch. It sure is an amazing quilt.
It looks great!