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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Modern Low Volume Triangle Quilt (#68)

I wanted a quilt that emulated the classic look of natural linen.  Triangles looked fun and modern so I used the Accuquilt Equilateral Triangle die and a variety of hand picked fabrics.  Some had no selvage but 7 are listed below out of the 10 used.  All were pre-washed, ironed and starched before going through the cutter.
Be prepared for lots of ironing during triangle assembly and row connecting. I do my layouts on two portable banquet tables and the sheer volume of pieces for this quilt was 630 triangles (30 triangles across and 21 rows down) ... they exceeded my table space! 
Here was my simple hack for layout since I have no design wall and it had to be random but balanced at the same time. When Rows 1-6 were sewn & looked pretty good, I started to repeat the sequence of triangles. Row 7 is almost a copy of Row 1... and so forth. Truthfully though, by Row 21 everything was getting a little jumbled -but since I couldn't see any glaring mistakes - it was all good!
Quilting was done with Aurifil 50wt. #2000, following all the sides of the triangles along the seams.  The wavy line stitch length is 3.5 and it created a nice puffy effect after washing. The  50wt. thread also melded into the various tones of beige & light fabrics and the minky back - perfect.
Final thoughts: The monochromatic nature of this quilt demanded that the fabrics be hand picked and matched in person - no internet shopping here.  Also, to keep track of fabric in row by row quilt tops - just number your pins with a Sharpie - works great and is cheap too. I always put my numbered pin (the correct way up) on the left side of any piece.  That way I always know what is top to bottom and left to right when sewing or cutting. (Just be careful when you iron - the plastic flower heads melt ... ask me how I know!)
Materials:
Rhoda Ruth / Elizabeth Hartman
Mini Pearl Bracelets / Andover
Cotton  + Steel / Mochi Folklore Moon Rabbit and XOXO
La Vie En Rouge  Paisley / Ivory / Timeless Treasures
Ambleside Linen white / Moda
Modern Background Essentials / Zen Chic / Moda
Kona white
Warm & White batting
Dimple dot minky / beige
Aurifil 50wt. #2000 Light Sand
Size: 60" x 74.5"
February 2017 

2 comments:

  1. Just found your blog and am in love with this beautiful quilt...

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  2. Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I am so glad you enjoy the blog and hopefully will try some of these quilt ideas for your own. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions ... I am always here to help.

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