Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Triangle Garden

In my family, we say someone's gone "off-list" if they select a birthday or Christmas gift that wasn't on the recipient's list. This quilt is off-list for me because it's not on my 2014 FAL Q1 list.

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.

Triangle Garden

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.

Triangle Garden closer

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.

Triangle Garden quilting

I love the purple binding - it gives the whole thing a nice frame.

Triangle Garden binding

This isn't a "sanctioned" finish but it's just the project I wanted to make and just the project for a special girl.

Triangle Garden upward

This is my third project involving triangles - I think they're out of my system for now. But not forever.

Triangle Garden and Arbour

30 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!

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  3. This is so beautiful! I really love the contrast the circle quilting gives!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the colors you chose :-)

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  5. it is beautiful Felicity - I don't think I had a chance to tell you so last night.

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  6. It is beautiful. Lucky niece.

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  7. It's beautiful Felicity! I love all that green and the circle quilting is perfect!

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  8. wow im in love with the colors, amazing quilt

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  9. 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!

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  10. I love the colors even though I usually don't like a lot of greens. The purples just help everything go together. AWESOME!!!

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  11. Oh this is lovely - the colors, the quilting - all just right!

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  12. It's a beautiful quilt - the pattern, the colours and the quilting.

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  13. neat idea for a quilt. good one to keep in mind. Strayed's book is a great read.

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  14. I really love your quilt and the circular quilting. That last photo is such a perfect setting for the quilt too. Nicely done.

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  15. Such lovely colours....looks beautiful!!!

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  16. 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.

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  17. Its perfect! Love your fabric choices and the quilting pattern looks fabulous.

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  18. what a beautiful quilt.....you have definitely inspired me to put a triangle quilt on my "must" list!

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  19. What a great quilt! The colors help me think Spring is really coming! Beautiful quilting too.

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  20. It really turned out fabulous and just the perfect colors for her. Nicely done.

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  21. 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!

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  22. ok. love this! Love the colors, love the triangles, love it all.

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  23. 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.

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