These are the fabrics I choose from my stash. I really love these fabrics. I just think they are so pretty!!
I have always wanted to make a triangle quilt, so I got to work trying to figure out how many triangles to cut. I messed up my math pretty bad. I didn't stop to consider that because they are triangles I would need to double the amount of triangles I needed across the width. Not only did I not realize this at first, it didn't occur to me until all my triangles were stitched together and the whole thing was done. I had this long skinny quilt top up there on my design wall.
My solution was to add borders but because I had the length I wanted but not the width the borders would have to be on the sides only. I wasn't sure how that would end up looking but I went ahead and did it anyway, what else was I going to do? This was fabric from my stash and now I didn't have enough fabric to make enough triangles to finish the quilt. So I added a border to each side, with three smaller triangles in each border.
I just free motion quilted some wandering clover in the triangles and then straight lines in the border, also with the free motion foot, so you might notice my lines aren't exactly straight or even. But I'm still happy with it and glad I used the free motion foot instead of switching to the walking foot.
The baby quilt is 38" x 40". Not too big, not too small. Definitely big enough to throw on the floor and let baby play on, and big enough that she should be able to get a lot of use out of it for a few years, not like most smaller baby blankets are. What I actually did for size was to measure a baby quilt my youngest daughter has (she's 6) that she is still able to fit under and still uses sometimes. This one isn't quite the same size but I am happy with it now that it's finished.
And I am really happy with the borders, I like that mistake I made and having to add the borders, I like the way it looks.