4 Hours, 352 Triangles

My fabric arrived!  Read here about my process of picking out and ordering fabric for my broken dishes quilt.

I’m really happy with how the fabrics look in person – sometimes it’s hard to tell on a computer screen how bright or vivid the colors will actually be.  Here’s the lot of them:

I could hardly wait to get started once I got these lovelies in the mail.  I want to make sure that the fabric won’t shrink or colors run after I’m done, so I pre-washed everything….in my bathtub!  It was kinda fun, smooshing everything around.  Cold water, a little laundry soap – first the light fabrics, then darks.


I threw everything in the dryer for about 10 minutes, and ironed.

Measure, cut, measure, cut…get the drift? Here’s my cutting process:

1.  Cut fabric into 7 inch squares, and cut in half diagonally – forming two right triangles.
2.  Then cut those triangles in half down the middle.
3.  Now you’ve got 4 right triangles. Geometry!
4.  Admire your triangles, and resist the urge to throw them in the air, 52-pickup style.

Then have a glass of wine, ’cause you deserve it, friend.  A post on piecing the triangles to come soon!

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