Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Triangle Jitters Quilt

I have a bad habit when I start to learn something that I pick very ambitious first projects, then get frustrated when I am not immediately perfect at it or find it more difficult than it is interesting. My first quilt was made with 8-point star blocks and took me about 6 months, working a couple hours here, a couple hours there as much as I could tolerate. My second, made of equilateral triangles, also took months, and I was so frustrated that I couldn't get my points to match up perfectly (because I really wasn't ready for equilateral triangles!). My recent tiny tiles quilt took nearly 8 months. While I realize none of these are complicated, per se, they certainly weren't the most beginner friendly. I'm totally on board with learning by doing and trial by error, but it would've been nice to have been more happy with the results of my first quilts.

Working on the Triangle Jitters Quilt by Suzy Quilts is the first time I've ever quilted half-square triangles. Yeah, I KNOW. I jumped feet first into the hard stuff and wondered why I was getting burned out so soon at the start of each project. I love this pattern and I LOVE half-square triangles.