I pulled Frivols Tin #7 out of the closet, and about fell over. There are a billion little triangles in this quilt, well, okay, maybe only a couple of a hundred, but they are teensy weensy (each HST measures 1 3/4″ square, unfinished). Yes, I am beginning to question my sanity. Especially since, when I was in Utah, I saw Frivols tins for sale:
See that quilt there on the right? I should have just bought it, and saved myself the trouble. But making these Frivols experience is a learning experience, or so I keep telling myself. I’m starting early this month, as it may take me a while.
Luckily in the tin, they have included a sheet to copy so you can just sew through the lines and have perfect triangles, also available on their Moda blog. Good thing I really like that lovely Lisa Bongean and her shop near me, Primitive Gatherings (also in Wisconsin).
Here’s the cute freebie: a scissors “keep” with the polka dots on one side, and Moda’s name on the other.
[Note: I won those scissors last month while visiting Corn Wagon Quilt Company in Springville, Utah. My husband, who is used to being in quilt shops, got a Hundred Grand Candy Bar, just for coming in (very nice of them).]
Okay, so if you are doing this Frivol, download Moda’s triangles sheet: Frivols7-songbird-triangle-papers [NOTE: Please be sure to download first, print a test page, making sure the measurements agree with what is written on the pattern, and print at 100% (of course).] I’ve printed mine out on vellum, which is easier to rip off than regular paper. Since we have to do eleven sheets worth of these triangles, I figure it’s four pages a week, in order to finish. I’m just hoping that with the special stitch-and-sew technique, I won’t have to be truing them up. That chore is right up there on the Hated Chores List with folding laundry and emptying the dishwasher.
Happy Fourth of July to you as well, a day to celebrate the birth of our nation. Here are some photographs I took when we lived in Washington, D.C. for a (most memorable) year:
Happy Sewing and Happy Fourth of July 2018!