The title of this blog post could be referring to the Classic Ashes (England v Australia) Test Match of 1912 where England retained the Ashes with a score of 589 all out to beat Australia by an innings and 225 runs!
You will, no doubt, be pleased to know however that this post has nothing to do with cricket, or any other sport, but instead is all about getting to the end of my 589 triangle marathon.
Sunday Morning Quilts Bee is finally complete!
The original quilt instructions called for 589 triangles left over from cutting binding strips, well I haven't bound enough quilts to be able to come up with that amount of triangles, so some creative licence was required. As you can see the triangles in my quilt top are various sizes and shapes, so there is an even more random feel to it than was the case with the original pattern. Just under half of the 2.5" squares with triangle corners were supplied by my fellow Bee mates in the SMQ Bee, but I have been religiously stitching, pressing and cutting away at the rest every Monday at the quilt group I joined in January.
The SMQ Bee was the first ever Bee that I joined, although this quilt was from the second round. I am ashamed to admit that the first quilt is not yet a completed quilt top, but now that this one is perhaps there is hope for that one too :)
My fellow Monday quilters were a bit bemused by the way this quilt was being constructed in strips on the diagonal, and I became known as the lady with the triangles, so I am looking forward to showing them that it did work out to be a recognisable quilt top in the end.
Next step, trimming the excess triangles off of the top and sides to give the top a straight edge and then backing and quilting. With all that randomness going on I think the quilting needs to be fairly simple, don't you?
The top is not my only finish this week, but I can only give you a sneak peek of the other finish as it is the embroidery project for the Embroiderer's Guild, which is under wraps for a couple more weeks.
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