For those of you who have asked me to do a tutorial and for tips on sewing triangles – have no fear! I took a gazillion photos during the process and will get down to the task of trying to make them make sense for you all very soon! Give me a week or so and it will be here!
Isosceles On Point – A Triangle Quilt
I’m incredibly proud to do the big reveal of my triangles quilt! As you well know, this project has taken me longer than usual, and has made me use my brain considerably more than usual. But it’s done! And dusted! And delivered! I’ve called it “Isosceles On Point”, because of the 338 triangles and their beautiful points. Enjoy…….
I was somewhat surprised that it ended up relatively “square” when it was finished. Those pesky little half triangles down the side of the quilt were so out of whack, I thought for sure it would be all over the show!
I can’t take any credit at all (well, just a little) for the fabric/colour combinations in this quilt. From the moment Larissa (my husband’s cousin) approached me to make a custom quilt for her, she had a vision of what she wanted – and she stayed very true to that vision! I was VERY nervous taking on the order – Larissa is a visual merchandiser (think Freedom Furniture) and is rather fastidious in her taste for all things interior design. So I was more than happy to sit back and give her space to work out her fabric choices. It worked beautifully, because she managed to find the exact hues she was after, and delivered it! The ONLY say I had in terms of design, was in my finding of the black and white stripe, and the choice to use Aurifil #4670 40wt thread – a divine variegated silver/grey. Larissa trusted me with both of these choices!
The biggest decision she had was in the backing fabric. Larissa had seen my Wonky Star Cot Quilt, and had fallen in love with the Paloma Grey dot I used. So I searched the web and discovered plenty of yardage at fabric.com. I think it was the perfect choice!
This photo shows the thread off beautifully. The way it goes from dark grey to a light silver is just divine. It was my first time using 40WT Aurifil, I’m a 50WT kind of gal. However, I loved the slight difference in thickness of the thread. My machine seemed to REALLY like it! So it looks like another order is in order….
And you can see the same effect on the back. I straight line quilted myself silly on this one. I used my walking foot and did straight lines 1/4″ on either side of every. single. triangle. That’s a lot of lines. FIVE bobbins worth of lines. It is also the biggest quilt I have put through my darling Bernina. It was quite the workout!
I love how it looks against the background of my very bright green lawn in the afternoon sun!
LOVE how the colours all look together. LOVE.
And this last photo? Well, we were sitting at the dining table eating dinner, and I looked towards the staircase where the quilt was hanging. The sunlight was streaming through the front door and I jumped up and grabbed my camera announcing it was the perfect light! My family looked at me like I was
crazy crazier than normal, then continued eating whilst I snapped away. Sigh.
In the details – Size: King single 87″ x 67″.
Fabric: Prima Homespun solids from Spotlight. Stripe from Lincraft. Dear Stella “Paloma”.
Batting: Cosy Cotton
Thread: Aurifil #4670 40WT – Variegated silver/grey.
Quilted by: Me! On my domestic Bernina 430
I’m happy to say this was received with much excitement on Sunday morning. And I am more than happy to see the back of triangles for quite some time! Well…….. I do have quite a few leftover, so maybe I’ll just make something with them……
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