9.11.10

Triangles!

I cut into my Betty Dear fat quarters using my super-duper Tri Tool triangle template.  The template makes quick work of the cutting process.  Simply cut the fabric into strips, in this case 6 1/2" strips to yield 6 1/2" triangles.

The prints alternate with solids from my stash.  I have about one half of my strips pieced so far.  This will be a "smallish" lap quilt.  If I've done my math right (which is doubtful!), finished size will be approximately 60" x 72".

My design process
You might ask what happened to my earlier idea to using my Betty Dear to make wagon wheel blocks?  Well, I opened up a drawer in my sewing cabinet and my eye fell on the triangle template.  I've always wanted to make a triangle quilt, and I quickly envisioned a riot of diamonds, a la Kaffe Fassett.  After cutting out some of the fabric and playing around with the triangles, I decided I didn't like the diamonds nor did I care for the "busyness" of the prints, so I gathered up some solids.  I used some depression-era FQ I had picked up several years ago at a quilt show, supplementing with some Kona solids, and voila, a quilt pattern was born!

 
Now, if only Axel would STAY OFF ...

8 comments:

Lesly said...

Oh yes, I love this. The triangles are 6.5"? They don't look so big in the photo! Your solids are the perfect match. It's going to look wonderful!

ParisMaddy said...

Yes, Claudia, this looks like a beautiful way to go with your pretty fabrics. I love Kaffe's triangle quilts. He somehow manages to make all of those busy patterns to play nice next to each other.

ParisMaddy said...

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Dee said...

love this! so soothing and lovely!

I bought a triangle template last week, thinking to use half of it for a triangle quilt!

gmta!

beautiful!

Sujata said...

Claudia, Your quilt looks quite playful and full of energy! Love the fabrics you have selected.

RosaMaría said...

triangle quilts always looks stunning, I can't wait to see yours!!

Lauren LiGreci said...

Ooo I love it! The colors are perfect and the triangles look great! I cannot wait to see the finished product!

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful blog