I had intended to finish up a UFO involving black & white + solids hexagons to give to my niece, but when I started to work on it, I didn't think it was her style. I asked her mom, my sister, what colours C favoured, and the response was an adamant GREEN! With a follow up: and maybe purple. But no pink.
I'd say this fits the bill, eh? My daughter named it: Triangle Garden. It's about 55" x 78".
To make it, I went to my stash and scrap bins and started pulling out greens. And a little purple. I used my Tri Recs ruler to cut out the triangles and pieced the triangles into rows somewhat randomly, literally pulling them out of a box and using whatever I chose with only a few restrictions: no same fabrics side by side, and trying to use different fabrics throughout the rows. I didn't impose those requirements when I put the rows together, though. I kind of like the odd diamond that appears.
The quilting is concentric circles with lovely 40wt Aurifil in a mossy, taupey green (#2324), and 50wt cream in the bobbin. I traced a cereal bowl to start and then used the seam guide to stitch lines 1" apart. Lots of threads to bury but I like the effect. Listening to an audiobook (Wild by Cheryl Strayed - recommended) helped pass the time.
I love the purple binding - it gives the whole thing a nice frame.
This isn't a "sanctioned" finish but it's just the project I wanted to make and just the project for a special girl.
This is my third project involving triangles - I think they're out of my system for now. But not forever.
It's great Felicity!! I too love the odd diamond that pops up with the random row placement. Your niece will love it, I'm sure!ReplyDelete
Sigh, it's beautiful! I love the colour combo -- the pops of purple are fabulous. Great idea to centre the quilting just off to the side. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful! I really love the contrast the circle quilting gives!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Love the colors you chose :-)ReplyDelete
it is beautiful Felicity - I don't think I had a chance to tell you so last night.ReplyDelete
It is beautiful. Lucky niece.ReplyDelete
Oh I love it!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful Felicity! I love all that green and the circle quilting is perfect!ReplyDelete
wow im in love with the colors, amazing quiltReplyDelete
Love!!! I am getting ready to start a triangle quilt along on my blog this Friday:) just love triangles. Amazing quilting on this one too!ReplyDelete
I love the colors even though I usually don't like a lot of greens. The purples just help everything go together. AWESOME!!!ReplyDelete
Oh this is lovely - the colors, the quilting - all just right!ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful quilt - the pattern, the colours and the quilting.ReplyDelete
neat idea for a quilt. good one to keep in mind. Strayed's book is a great read.ReplyDelete
I really love your quilt and the circular quilting. That last photo is such a perfect setting for the quilt too. Nicely done.ReplyDelete
I am in love. Totally awesome.ReplyDelete
Such lovely colours....looks beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous quilt, and so evocative of spring! I've always had a weakness for the combination of green and purple, and you've put them together oh-so beautifully.ReplyDelete
Its perfect! Love your fabric choices and the quilting pattern looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
what a beautiful quilt.....you have definitely inspired me to put a triangle quilt on my "must" list!ReplyDelete
What a great quilt! The colors help me think Spring is really coming! Beautiful quilting too.ReplyDelete
It really turned out fabulous and just the perfect colors for her. Nicely done.ReplyDelete
I love this quilt. Totally justified to go off-list for that one! Love the colour, what a stunning quilt. Your quilting is so nice to. Well done!ReplyDelete
ok. love this! Love the colors, love the triangles, love it all.ReplyDelete
Came to your blog from the Modern Quilting Stitches group on Flickr where I began my research for how to machine quilt a top I have just finished. I love this triangle quilt and the the circles look spectacular.ReplyDelete