A peek at what I have been working on for the last few days. A simple quilt featuring just one shape, an equilateral triangle, and all the blues ... dark blue, navy blue, sky blue, aqua ... and black, and grey. Plus a splash of soft pink and red, for working within the constraints of a limited color palette is a challenge for me, in a good way.
Working with triangles can be tricky for the bias edges of the fabric pieces need to be handled carefully so as not to stretch them, and it helps to pay attention to the grain of the fabric when sewing the triangles together. This design requires accurate cutting, gentle fabric handling, and accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance sewing to match seams and to end up with a flat and even quilt top.
Equilateral Triangle Quilt ~ the Blues
Quilt top measures 56 inches x 66 inches.
18 rows of 27 triangles = 486 triangles
A range of prints from stash in blues and low volume/white background,
including several pieces of Liberty of London Tana Lawn.
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I am very pleased with how this quilt came together and I love the color palette! While the color palette for this quilt is limited, the fabric play was the opposite; rummaging through my fabric stash, auditioning prints, playing with contrast, and refining the selection. This is a task I could happily do time and again.
Ready for basting and quilting.
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