Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Semi-scrappy triangles


I'm so far behind on blogging, it's ridiculous.

I don't have any good excuses, other than that I just didn't feel up to it. I guess that's good enough, right?

Well, I'm jumping back in with this bright quilt top made up of all of the leftovers from my Hello Tokyo bundle (courtesy of a giveaway by Fabric Fusion and Rita of Red Pepper Quilts) and whatever coordinating scraps I could rustle up from my stash.
I ended up adding in some white scraps, though I'm not sure if they're Kona or something else, as well as that awesomely bright pink. It's not a perfect match, but I think it works. And, in an effort to stretch myself, I went out of my comfort zone and pieced some of the solid pinks next to each other. Usually, I'm all about same prints/colors not touching in a quilt - it offends my sense of order... or something... But I've seen it done in quite a few quilts lately and I've been thinking of giving it a go. So here it is!
A note on construction: I used the Jaybird Quilts Sidekick ruler. It's an awesome tool for anyone contemplating an equilateral triangle quilt – I highly recommend it.

This quilt is being made especially for Niece #3, due this summer. I like to make my baby quilts big, but this one is ENORMOUS! I think I got a little carried away when cutting up all those scraps. The upside is that she'll be able to enjoy it for many, many years.

Next up? Choosing the fabric for the backing and binding. Then off to quilting!

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12 comments:

  1. This is so cheery. I love that you have that much scrap left since this looks planned and not scrappy. It is great.

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    1. Thank you! There were quite a bit of scraps left over, some nearly a fat quarter in size. I really wanted to use them for a quilt but there just wasn't going to be enough. I had a lot of fun sorting through my scraps for other prints to add.

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  2. What a fabulous project to jump back in with! LOVE the colours. Seriously fun!!!

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    1. Thank you! Now I just need to get cracking on finding the backing and binding. My new niece will be here by early July!

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  3. This quilt is beautiful, Michelle. I love all the colors--very bright and cheerful. You did a great job.

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    1. Thank you, Joyce! I'm so glad you love it!

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  4. fab quilt! I love it! Well done on getting the top finished.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! Now it's time to get moving on the rest of it so I can finish it up before the baby arrives!

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  5. Amazing! Oh Michelle! I love it. You are so inspiring. Why are we not neighbors?!?

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  6. Oh Robyn, I wish we could be neighbors too!!! I could totally see us hanging out with our littles running around our houses together! I'm glad you like this one! xoxo

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  7. Wonderful colour combo, and I don't see anything wrong with putting two different tones of pink together, it's quite dramatic. Thought I was a follower of yours already, I am now!

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    1. Thanks, Leanne! I love the word you chose to describe the colors in this quilt: dramatic. You are so right - that pink is quite dramatic!

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