Monday, October 16, 2006

Prairie Points in Progress

Well, here's what I've been doing this weekend. Ironing more than 100 little 3 inch squares... folding them on the diagonal, ironing them again... folding them on the diagonal AGAIN and ironing them one last time. Uggh, you KNOW how much I love to iron.


Then I pinned them point-in to the border of the leaf quilt. It took me a few tries to decide exactly how far I wanted them apart. I finally decided to nest each one half way into the one before it.


I also decided that I was anal enough to want some kind of pattern, especially with the red, they seemed to jump out more to my eye. So I have a dark red triangle, three random triangles between, then a medium red triangle, and three triangles.


Spacing them halfway into the next one meant that I was continually sewing through 9 layers of fabric. I bet if you want them closer than that, you've really got to have a powerful machine!


I hope the corners work out when I flip them open. I did find a website that suggested matching them like a miter, almost, at each end, so that's what I did.


I've done two corners so far... another 1½ sides to go!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice! They are so much of a bother, but so effective when you are done. (I have only done them once & that was on a gift quilt...)

Gail said...

I love your idea-and persisitance. I don't know that I would be patient enough to do them on such a large quilt, but they will look great!

joyce said...

A ton of work but it will look amazing when you are finished. I like your idea of spacing the reds. I can't wait to see it all finished!

Hedgehog said...

Thanks for the pictures - I'm a big step closer to trying them now after your post!

quiltpixie said...

way to hang in there! It is a lot of ironing, and the sewing is slow going with all those layers, but boy will it look stunning when finished!

Dawn said...

OOOOOOO! I like them so far! they are going to be so awesome on that quilt! And I like the way you patterned the red but randomed the others! Great idea!

Dianne said...

The prairie points are just gorgeous...can't wait to see this quilt finished.

I'm with you on the ironing, but in this case I think it's really worth it!

DubiQuilts said...

Wow, Looks really great! Can't wait to see your quilt finished.

Fiona said...

The colours in the prairie points are lovely. I can't bear to think about all of that ironing but it's well worth it.

Judith said...

Wow that really will look great.
By the way RAK = Random act of Kindness. So if you know that someone likes something and you send it without being a birthday or something like that.

Norma said...

Your prairie points are looking great!

Bonnie said...

Love your prairie points! First the green background - now the prairie points. You sure are innovative. Great ideas.

Ali Honey said...

Looking good. I do hope they turn out just as you desire.

Hanne said...

What a lovely idea with those prairie points :-)

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow, that quilt is getting gorgeous-er and gorgeous-er (real word???). Love the addition of the prairie points!

Laura said...

You go girl on those prairie points, I did a quilt only once with them and quit after about 12!

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, I can't wait to see the finished product. I am sure it will be worth all your hard work. Good job!

Finn said...

Hi Jane, I'm chuckling here as I read your adventure into Prairie Points...*VBS* Like I said, they look great but are putzy! I really did mean it. You can get by with less if you only tuck just the point inside the previous one. But it depends on the look you want.
I do think you have done a fantastic job with them. All that cutting and ironing, and the spacing and sewing...it's alot of work. But they look TERRIFIC!!

And you probably now know almost everything there is to know about a prairie point. Hugs, Finn

Screen Door said...

The prairie points are to cool!!! I thik you'll love it.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I've never done these points before, but have admired them... and I must say - yours is a beautiful match for this quilt! Lovely!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Pam's Creative Mind said...

Love the prairie points! Adds so much and makes your quilt uniquily yours.

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