WIP Wednesday: MIL Quilt

I really have to start brainstorming a “real” name for this quilt. “The MIL Quilt” just won’t do at all. It is coming together rather quickly, though. The triangle blocks are large enough that, once they’ve been assembled, the rest goes lickety-split.

I had to pay close attention as I sewed, otherwise I had a tendency to stitch bits onto the wrong edge.

I had to pay close attention as I sewed, otherwise I had a tendency to stitch bits onto the wrong edge.

While none of the points came out badly, I certainly improved in the "matching up department" as I went along.

While none of the points came out badly, they certainly improved as I went along. I achieved a “top speed” of four blocks per 30 minutes. Even with chain piecing, I was back & forth between the ironing board and sewing machine A LOT.

I really love the secodary pattern created by the inner triangles. I'd like to try this pattern again using different colors to really enhance that aspect.

I really love the secodary pattern created by the inner triangles. I’d like to try this pattern again using different colors to enhance that aspect of the design.

Like I said--this one grows quickly!

Like I said–this one grows quickly! All of the blocks are complete.

I am finding that the reds are difficult to photograph. Do you have any tips for me? I’m hoping my problems will be solved once I can get it outside in the natural light, but the sky has poured rain each day I’ve worked on it thus far, so a “design floor” near the window is as good as it gets for now.

Linking to Freshly Pieced, where WIP Wednesday is being guest-hosted by Lindsey. WIP Wednesday

 

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10 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: MIL Quilt

  1. This quilt is gorgeous. Who wrote the pattern? The colors absolutely read red and teal to me, but I know what you mean about indoor colors and lighting. Especially in the winter I have trouble getting any daylight pics, so I just need to use the flash and call it a day. The quilt is lovely and I look forward to seeing your progress…and what you name it!

    • Thank you! It’s the Lotus pattern by Julie Herman/Jaybird Quilts. The instructions are easy to follow, and the rulers she designed make the cutting easy.
      Any ideas on the name? 😉

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