Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Blue Triangles



With some quilts you know exactly what design you want to make and then it can necessitate many months of sewing to bring your vision to completion. With the quilt above it was rather much the other way around, taking many months to resolve an idea and only a couple of weeks of intermittent sewing to create.


Some of you will remember my Set Free quilt shown directly above, completed October 2015 (with further hand quilting being added in 2016). When I was sewing the 'flying geese' blocks required for it, I stitched a second line parallel to the one needed to stitch my corner 'off cuts' together, intentionally creating multiple half square triangles in the process. Below is a pile of some of these, pressed open, and this is how they sat for over twelve months.



Every now and then I would pull them out and trim some into 3 1/2" squares, then fiddle with adding different fabrics, colours and various arrangements. Nothing 'clicked' as being just right, so I would put them away again, waiting for inspiration to strike.

Then early January this year I had an idea and began sewing each print together into these squares. I liked what I saw.  :)    










Within a couple of weeks I was finished and very pleased with the result. The printed fabrics are all from the 'Moody Blues' collection, designed by Geninne Zlatkis for Cloud 9 Fabrics. The white fabric as well as the batting are also certified organic cotton.

You can read some of the finer details regarding this quilt in the Etsy listing here.


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18 comments:

Karen S said...

This is a great finish. Love the use of blue and white and the design layout. It looks stunning!

diane b said...

So perfectly done. The sewing and the pattern.

JanineMarie said...

I love how you made a second quilt from the "leftovers" of the first. So striking with the vivid blue and white.

O'Quilts said...

Both quilts are lovely...Always loving your photography.

Ingrid said...

Such a beautiful quilt Karen. Well worth the waiting!

Alison said...

This is such a striking quilt! Love all of the blues on the white background.

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Lovely quilt!

Cathy said...

Another plus to viewing your lovely quilts are the marvelous photo shoots you manage to put together of the making of the quilt as well as the finished quilt.

Creativity exudes.

audrey said...

Really enjoyed reading through your post and getting to know the story behind the quilt. It's a very lovely quilt and so exciting to use up the 'leftover' bits! Makes it even more special.:)

Kairle Oaks said...

Your quilt is beautiful! And I love the butterfly backing.

Barb said...

the backing fabric is just perfect, wonderful quilt!

Let's Get Sewing said...

This is beautiful! The colours are stunning.

Pamela said...

Not only my favorite color combination, but you used bonus triangles! Love, love, love!!!

Danette Stankovich said...

Blue and white is just beautiful!

The Joyful Quilter said...

A bonus quilt? LOVE it!! I like nothing better than working with scraps.

Filip and Kristel said...

Very creative article, love the picture by the water.

Greetings,
Filip

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt. The backing fabric is lovely with it too. Great job on using the leftovers to create this beautiful quilt. And some people throw those little pieces away.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Blue & white has been my favourite colour combo for.ever too, and both quilts look wonderful!

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