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…….
Isosceles on Point
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!
  Isosceles on Point
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!
  Isosceles on Point
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!
  Isosceles on Point
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….
Isosceles on Point
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!
  Isosceles on Point
I love how it looks against the background of my very bright green lawn in the afternoon sun!
  Isosceles on Point
LOVE how the colours all look together. LOVE.
  Isosceles on Point 
 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……

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!

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25 Responses to Isosceles On Point – A Triangle Quilt

  1. So beautiful Melissa!! I just LOVE the look of the quilting on the back.

  2. Gorgeous quilt! And that striped fabric is my very favorite part. Great job!

  3. RobotMomSews says:

    This is so gorgeous! I love it!! I look forward to reading your tutorial!! I adore triangle quilts, but they give me fits!

  4. Gorgeous! Did you have a little tug-of-war when you had to hand it over?

  5. Oh Melissa – it is so beautiful. So incredibly beautiful. Well done!

  6. DeborahGun says:

    its stunning – love the colours and your quilting is so nice and straight 🙂

  7. Sewing Mom says:

    It’s beautiful and I really love the quilting. Great job.

  8. Hilary says:

    Oh this is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and the way you quilted it! If you haven’t already entered the Bloggers Quilt Festival, you should totally enter this quit 🙂

  9. Vicki Posten says:

    Yes Melissa…you have done it again! This is so stunning. Those colors are dreamy. LOVE!!!

  10. I adore this quilt! Ever since Gemma’s amazing triangle quilt, I’ve wanted a triangle quilt so bad! I can’t wait for your tutorial.

  11. Gina says:

    I love this quilt!!! You did a spectacular job on this keeping all those little points and perfect quilting. I love the colors, too!!

  12. Outstanding! Love the colors!!,

  13. Deb says:

    This is such a cool quilt. Just stunning!

  14. memmens says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, I’ve just started an equilateral triangle quilt I can only hope it works as well as yours!

  15. Susie says:

    This is truly a stunning quilt. The fabric colours are beautiful and at least you can take credit for that wonderful quilting. Just love it! Well done. (I’ll be waiting for those triangle photos – they look complicated!).

  16. Vera says:

    Well done. I really like those triangle quilts much better than squares 🙂

  17. snips says:

    Stunning! Absolutely stunning! The quilting is fantastic. I love how it’s the star on the back, perfect choice for backing fabric! Just gorgeous.

  18. Heather says:

    The colors are so soothing. Beautiful!

  19. Yes, I agree that straight line quilting was the best for this beauty. Thanks for showing us!

  20. Aoife says:

    I love the black and white stripe. I’m not sure I would have thought to suggest it but from afar it looks like grey, but with a texture that makes me want to investigate! I didn’t realise that Aurifil did variegated threads, I’ll have to have a look. But I also love the look and feel of he 40wt for quilting. This is a really beautiful quilt, and I’m already looking forward to your tips on battling triangles 🙂

  21. hydeeannsews says:

    it’s really beautiful! love the quilting on the back, too. this is definitely on my make list. =) congratulations on a great finish.

  22. Kim M says:

    Gorgeous quilt and I love the colors and quilting! How do you make the little “Ms Midge” tags that are sewn into you binding?

  23. I love the pattern all that quilting makes on the back. It’s so pretty!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  24. What a great colour palette your cousin chose! Love it! You did such a great job – the quilting is perfect!

  25. It’s beautiful Misge and you’re a bloody legend quilting it in one day! That or nuts 😉 thanks for linking up xx

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