Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Half Rectangle Triangle Quilt - A Finished Quilt

A Picture Post.
Half Rectangle Triangle Quilt
58 inches x 72 inches
Scrappy sure does make me happy, and working from my fabric stash even more so. This quilt has been such a pleasure to make ~ from cutting the fabrics, trimming the blocks, to quilting and stitching the binding ~ it all came together effortlessly. And trust me, it doesn't always happen that way. Sometimes I am over it before the quilting has even begun, and in my mind I am already working on the next, and the next project.


I have quilted this quilt first by ditch stitching all of the seam lines (including the edge to edge diagonal lines created by the angle of the triangles) and then added several more horizontal lines at regular intervals. This quilt is quite big for my standards and I felt it could easily carry the extra quilting lines and still allow the fabrics to feature, as well as benefit from the subtle quilting texture.


For the quilt back I have used Pam Kitty Love Floral Bouquet yardage which is perfect for this quilt and a favorite backing fabric. (You can also see that I have matched the bobbin thread for the back of the quilt with the color of the backing fabric, although rather than use a green thread I prefer to use neutral color threads and have chosen a dark beige color which blends well with the green background of the backing fabric).


Binding, so pretty in pink! I have used Straws from the Simpatico collection by Michelle Engel Bencsko


And some gratuitous photos just because I love quilt rolls; the scrappy fabrics and colors all squished together make me deliriously happy. Scroll, scroll.


This quilt is for sale and it is listed in my Etsy Store.

All the listing details are here: Modern Patchwork Quilt
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Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

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26 comments:

  1. What a wonderfull and fun quilt. It is lovely.

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  2. Gorgeous! What a happy, happy quilt!!

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  3. I love the half rectangle triangle! Beautifully finish!

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  4. I love the hst but now the rectangle shape adds something new! Another lovely!

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  5. This is a great quilt! And the finish is perfect!

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  6. I love this quilt so very much! Beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful! Both the quilt back and the binding have brought it together so well. And your quilting is perfect, as usual!

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  8. Какая красота!!! Такое буйство красок.

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  9. Based on your delightful finish, I've ordered the Bloc Loc rulers. Those half-rectangle triangle blocks have been a bane too long! Thank you!!

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I love the overall coloration with all of the scrappiness.

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  11. So fresh and girly..... I just love it Rita! Must get the pastels out!

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  12. So pretty, Rita. (I wish I would see your sewing room after working with all these scraps--mine room is always desperately in need of reorganization after a big scrappy project--maybe not yours, though)--you have fabulous scraps to work with--and the backing and binding are perfect!

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  13. your quilt is so lovely-congrats on your finish-always feels so good to finish

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  14. Great looking quilt and I love the colors/fabrics you used. I watched a YouTube video with the BlocLoc rulers for the rectangular blocks. What I didn't understand was having an A and a B ruler particularly for your quilt. Was a necessary to have both of them for your blocks. Thanks for setting me straight. :)

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  15. lovely quilt and yes I so agree they look lovely rolled up

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  16. Perfection! Lovely fresh colors for the spring and I like the unusual triangles in half rectangle shape.

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  17. Beautiful, as always. I have the rulers on order! Do you have a tutorial somewhere in your blog archive that explains how to use them?

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  18. just fabulous - the scrap quilts are wonderful. They justify any further purchases don't they cause you made a 'free quilt'. Well that's how I would justify it anyway.

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  19. SO, SO gorgeous Rita. Just love it!

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  20. I love this new take on an old favourite (half-square triangle). Very inspiring

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  21. Oh so lovely! I just want to snuggle with it.

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