Monday, February 17, 2014

First Quilt Finish of 2014: Up Up and Away

Members of the Modern Quilt Guild received fabrics from Riley Blake's Basics collection for a challenge and Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild participated - yay!

I quite liked the set of fabrics we were given, and I was hoping to combine this challenge with my goal of making each of my nieces/nephews a quilt this year, so that drove the size of my project as well as my choice of fabric to add.

I've been wanting to do something with triangles for a while, and I decided this was the time. After a successful test run with this pillow cover project, I was all set.

First, I cut the triangles and the smaller side triangles using my Tri-Recs ruler, and pieced them into two long strips using Kona Nautical Blue as my solid:

Then I added more strips of solids:

I cut the solid strips on the lengthwise grain, parallel to the selvage. That way, I didn't have to piece them.

RB Challenge detail

For the quilting, I turned to my Aurifil stash, of course! First, I quilted some wavy lines the length of the quilt using my walking foot and some 28 weight thread in a very, very dark blue (2785). I love the texture it created. Then, around the triangles, I did some loopy loops in a dark grey 50-weight (5004).

RB Challenge Quilting

The binding used the leftover bits of fabric and solid. The finished pre-washed size is about 50" x 78". All in all, I am really pleased with this finish! And it's another one of my Q1 FAL projects - on a roll, baby!

RB Challenge full frontal

Finish Along 2014


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  2. first time visit for and I like it, will be back for. I am a quilt junkie!!!

  3. Beautiful!! love all the 'white' space, really makes the fabrics pop.

  4. This is a really fun and clever way to use the fabrics!

  5. Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the finish!

  6. I really love this quilt and it is hard to get a sense of scale from the pictures until you posted the size. Those must be nice big triangles I am guessing.

  7. This quilt is so modern!

  8. Love it!!! Where was it last night? Saving for the big reveal next month?

  9. Great job with the challenge, Felicity! Very striking design!

  10. Cute! I love the larger triangles and the fact that you can see the prints! Great work!


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