Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Playing With Triangles

I have my first finished quilt for 2018! It was actually pieced last year, but I recently quilted it.


My quilt was inspired by the Quilt-Along on the Bernina blog hosted by Brigette from Zen Chic. It's a block of the month quilt, with a new pieced triangle pattern provided each month. They're currently up to block 10.


I decided not to make all of the blocks and just used the block designs as inspiration for several pieced 60 degree triangles in my quilt. I chose blues, aquas and grays - one of my favorite color combinations. My quilt is quilted with straight lines done with the walking foot in the pieced areas. The lines follow the seams to create a diamond grid. The white side borders were free-motion quilted with paisley type loops.


The backing has a few leftover triangles and some large pieces of aqua that I had in my stash. The binding is a perfect match of gray.


This is probably one of the first quilts I've made with this much negative space. My husband asked if I had run out of patches and just got lazy! 


Really - it's negative space :)

14 comments:

  1. I really like the juxtaposition of the straight line quilting for the piecing and free motion quilting in the negative space!

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  2. I can just hear my husband with the exact same question, although he would likely be aware it might not be a good one to ask out loud. I like this a lot. It shows those triangles off but still feels clean and modern.

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  3. That sounds exactly like something my dad would say. I do like the colors you’ve used and I think the negative space really makes it special

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  4. I think your colors are wonderful. All that white negative space makes the triangles the stars of the quilt.

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  5. Husbands! Oh, my, they crack me up sometimes. Your quilt came out just lovely. I love the simple palette you used. I wish I was adept at combining fabric so effectively.

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  6. I like it. Husbands are silly, aren't they?

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  7. Your quilt is lovely - breezy and refreshing. Yeah, that sounds like something a DH would say. Thank goodness, we do need comic relief.

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  8. It's really beautiful! Very fresh and clean design. I love how you did FMQ in the negative space. Tell your husband that FMQ is tricky and one doesn't do it just to be lazy :)

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  9. I like the inclusion of a few pieced triangles along with the rest, as well as your color combo - really nice!

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  10. Very cool, and I love what you did with the backing. The negative space is great. Husbands. They can be funny can't they?

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  11. Tell your husband thanks for making me smile :) Hilarious! Lovely quilt, love the combination of straight line and FMQ and the color combination is great!

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  12. This is Danice, from Homespun Hannah's Blog. Such a pretty quilt Cindy. I love the negative space, as well as all of the color.

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