It is time for the fall Blogger's Quilt Festival! Hosted by Amy Ellis, this twice-yearly link up of our favorite quilts is something I look forward to every year! I always see such beautiful quilts and am so inspired!
For my entry this fall I chose my recently completed Triangles Quilt.
This quilt was a collaboration between my hubby and I. I had purchased these colors of Robert Kaufman's Quilter's Linen, and I knew I wanted to do something to make them the focus of the quilt. I was also inspired by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts' use of linen in her quilts. I love linen - I think it is so soft, but I was wary of trying to use it in a quilt. However, I prewashed it to allow for shrinking, and I had no problems with it! I can't wait to use it again!
I knew I wanted to use triangles, but not half-square triangles. I decided to use isosceles triangles and spent a lot of time laying them out until we had an arrangement we both liked. I liked all the colored triangles pointing up, so we alternated them with linen triangles. Of course, each 'big' triangle is made up of 4 small triangles.
I had a few issues when I got started with not chopping off the points of the triangles, but with practice I found that it went very well!
I quilted outside each large colored triangle in diagonal lines, and across the bottom of the colored triangles. I didn't want too much quilting to distract from the texture of the linen.
I backed it with a multicolored print from the DS line at JoAnn's (it was on super-mega-clearance too!). I liked that it featured several of the colors I used on the front. I also stuck in one orange corner (I seem to be having a trend with having a block of color in the corners of my quilts lately). The binding is Kona Coal, one of my longtime favorites. I wanted to use a dark neutral to frame the quilt.
(Is it just me, or do the groupings of colored triangles look like little gnomes?)
Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished size: 60x 56
Quilted by me
Categories: Throw quilt, home machine quilted, ROYGBIV quilt.
Thanks for stopping by to see my new favorite quilt!