Wednesday, November 13, 2013

triangles


I had no real reason to make this quilt.  In fact, I had lots of other quilty and non-quilty things I should have been doing but when I was cleaning up my sewing space, I somehow put a few of these fabrics together and just started sewing.  Okay, maybe not "no real reason," I was organizing the room so that I could start a new quilt, I just didn't know it would be this one.


My first thought was to make a simple patchwork squares quilt but that just didn't quite seem right with these fabrics.  Right before I started cutting the first square, I thought - maybe I should finally try triangles.  When I tried piecing triangles last year, it didn't work out so well but I figured it was time to try again.  


I think only one triangle on the top row has a point but by the time I got to the bottom row, I was closer to figuring out the piecing triangles thing - well, kind of.  I still had several missing their points but at least more triangles had them than didn't!


I used a textured solid fabric for sashing between the triangle rows which I really like and will definitely be using again.  When I was looking at the photos, I was surprised to see that it looked like the sashing fabric was the same color as the fabric in some of the triangles.  But you can see in the photo below that they are actually at least a few shades away from each other.  


And quilted it with straight lines spaced at about 1/2".  It would probably be more accurate to call it organic straight line quilting as not all the lines are actually straight and not all are exactly 1/2" apart.


I wasn't sure what to do for the binding but ultimately decided to use sketch in mist.  And then I finished it by carrying the quilt around my house taking about a million photos!  I figured I'd only use 7 for this post though.  



50 comments:

  1. Who needs a "real" reason to make a quilt? Just because is usually reason enough for me!
    Kudos to you, Beth, for giving triangles another try! Great job!

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  2. I really love this quilt. I tried piecing triangles like this last night and it is a bit tricky. I was working with white and green and trying to get kind of a (Christmas) tree look and thought I might make placemats. You've inspired me to fool with it a bit longer!

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  3. oh wow - this is wonderful. Love your fabric choices :-)

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  4. It turned out gorgeous! And I agree...who needs a reason to make a quilt!

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  5. Really Leon I love the fabric especially the splash of black.

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  6. It is amazing, what one can do a year later. Sometimes we know what led to the improved skill, and sometimes it is not obvious. Cudos for trying again. (I've made many a pointless wonder in my day--more have points thse days, though.

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  7. Such a soft and beautiful quilt! It looks so fantastic on your grey sofa. Love...

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  8. Your cleaning turned out pretty good, lol. I like the color combo you used.

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  9. Pretty great for an impromptu quilt....I love it! And you gotta love those triangles.

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  10. I think I make most of my quilts 'for no real reason' !

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  11. These are the best kind of quilts. Every time I make a quilt for no reason I can feel the stress leave me. This is really beautiful and I love the colors. I always take a million photos too :)

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  12. So soft and pretty! I like that you sashed the triangle strips instead of patch working them. Makes it look a bit different. Sometimes pure pleasure is a plenty good reason to make a quilt! If you can't do one just because every once in awhile, what's the point?

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  13. Such a pretty quilt and pretty pictures! The soft colors make it look super cozy! I really like how you arranged the sashing between the triangle rows. Quilts for no reason are so relaxing to make. They always make me feel "recharged" for the next one!

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  14. So pretty!! I love it! I had the same thing happen, did a triangle quilt and it didn't turn out...it is still in the closet waiting to be unpicked. I'll have to give it a go again! Your's turned out lovely, I love how you broke up the rows.

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  15. Soft, gentle, calm - so very lovely! And guess what - I have a lot of those fabrics - I'm inspired!

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  16. It's beautiful - love the calm colours and organic quilting.

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  17. It's really beautiful, especially the colors!!

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  18. Beautiful. I have been thinking about making a triangle quilt, and the challenge of getting those points just-so. Sigh. Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  19. This is so pretty. I haven't dared to try triangles yet ... maybe next year. :-)

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  20. Beautiful, Beth! Sometimes you just need to stop and sew for fun! :)

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  21. I love it, I need to do a triangles quilt at some point, why does my want to make a list never seem to reduce!! :o).

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  22. Love it!! Love the colours, love the sashing between the triangles, love the "organic" quilting! And good on you for giving triangles another go.

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  23. Love the sashing touch! Great triangle quilt and yay for getting almost all your points. My one and only triangle quilt had lots of points missing. Lol. Great finish!

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  24. I'd love to see an overall picture! I love the pops of black. As far as points, can you see them from 6 ft away? Probably not - it's all good.

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  25. Love it!! I would never have noticed that some of the points were cut off because I was too busy being amazed by the pretty fabrics! You did a beautiful job!!

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  26. It looks so soft and cuddly. The calming colours just draw me in. WANT !

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  27. I tis gorgeous Beth. The colors are so soft and work so well together. Even if not all of triangles have a point the quilts is beautiful and hardly noticeable. If you hand't mentioned it I wouldn't had noticed. Pretty, pretty!

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  28. Lovely soft colours - it looks great!

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  29. What a pretty quilt! I have a love affair with gray, so this is right up my alley. I have the same problems with my points on my triangles, but I've never gotten any better at it, so you are way ahead of me!

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  30. Such a calm and inviting quilt!!! You did an amazing stitching job!

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  31. Triangles were an excellent choice I agree. The shades of grey are so peaceful.

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  32. It's great! A few more pictures wouldn't hurt :)

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  33. It really turned out great. And did you your space cleaned up or did this quilt create more mess? LOL

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  34. I love this quilt! Great job, Beth.

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  35. this is beautiful, the colors are so soft and cuddly.

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  36. What a great quilt! Beautiful fabrics together!

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  37. Lovely!! Great color choices and good for you for tackling those points!

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  38. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the colours and the wonderful quilting. Losing a point isn't a big deal, you don't lose any of the aesthetic. I just love this! Totally "pin-worthy"!

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  39. I love this quilt, I love how the occasional pops of colours brighten up the gray scheme. Very soft. Kudos for trying triangles. (Maybe one day I will...). I love your "organic" quilting. Great job!

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  40. This is so beautiful. It looks soft and loved.

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  41. It's so pretty Beth! It makes me want to curl up with it.

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  42. I am so in love with this!!!! Love the triangles and the colors are amazing. Great job Beth!

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  43. This is so very sweet and the quilting is just perfect ;)

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  44. I just randomly found your blog via bloglovin! I am so in love with triangles right now! This post was what caught my eye and I clicked to follow you!

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  45. Awesome ! love the grey used in this :)

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