Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts
Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt

Rainbow Quilts are such happy quilts! Personally, I'd be happy to make simple patchwork and rainbow quilts for, for ... well, a long time. And it photographed well so get ready for photo overload, every angle is covered.

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts

The quilt colors are loosely arranged in quarters, radiating out from the center of the quilt in value, and around the quilt in color temperature - cool and warm colors. My knowledge on the subject of color theory is limited, and I tend to go with what pleases my eye rather than refer to principles of color theory, and as such rules may well have been broken.

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a single text fabric - Newsprint - from the Collage collection by Carrie Bloomston - one of my favorite text fabrics (which is about to be released in a range of new colors in Carrie's upcoming Paint collection for Windham Fabrics!).

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts

More grid quilting. I have quilted an all over 1 inch grid ~ horizontal and vertical edge to edge lines of stitching, just one inch apart. I love the simple, clean look of grid quilting, and also the texture created by the closely space lines.

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt - Red Pepper QuiltsA Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts

I use 100% cotton batting for all of my quilts. It is a low loft batting (not puffy) which is a look that I prefer and also seems to work well with closely spaced grid quilting. The quilt has a lovely drape.

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts

No surprises for the quilt binding ~ machine stitched as always:

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts - machine stitched binding
A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt - binding - Red Pepper Quilts

I know I say this often, but I really have loved making this quilt. Working with both saturated color and low volume fabrics, arranging and re-arranging the half square triangle units again and again until I was happy with the layout, and then completing it with a number of hours of grid quilting has made for a wonderful week of fabric play and creativity.

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt  - Red Pepper Quilts

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


A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

A Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

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31 comments:

  1. Your quilts are so beautiful and inspire me. My question is....do you ever sleep?!!

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  2. Simply stunning, hope whoever buys it can hang it on the wall and enjoy admiring it!

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  3. Perfection! Love everything about this!!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!! Love the newsprint backing!!

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  5. This is so lovely. I love all the colors and placement of the fabrics. :)

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  6. You have an amazing talent! Your blog inspires me so much! Finding a post from you absolutely makes my day! I would be honored to own one of your quilts someday. Keep doing what you do:)

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  7. This looks lovely. I especially love the low-volume background prints you used for the HST and the backing :-)

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  9. i love it <3 just wonderful quilt!

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  10. I love your quilts and even made a pink and gray one in tribute! You should make a pattern using Triangles on a Roll. They are always looking for new uses. They show the pattern on their site also. Double exposure!

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  11. Another showstopper there Rita! I just LOVE your quilts .. I hope you will write a quilt book one day. I would surely purchase it.
    and I am as big a fan of modern as I am of reproduction fabrics and find it very inspiring to see that you are mixing more and more of those lovely fabrics together.

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  12. You are the HST master!!!!! You surely do them up right!!! :)

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  13. this definitely motivates me to build my white/cream/grey low volume stash! <3 what a stunner!

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  14. Beautiful!! I love how you work with such bright and cheery colours. Sarah xo

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  15. Gorgeous! I'm now collecting low volume black & white prints.

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  16. Gosh - I L-O-V-E this! I am NOT surprised at how fast it sold. So beautiful! Like many people who have already commented - I see this and think "I need to build a low volume stash, NOW!" :)

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  17. Seriously, you always make such gorgeous creations. Congratulations on another one.

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  18. Another lovely Quilt! All colour and movement.

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  19. Rita, your quilts are alway stunning and so inspiring! I love lots of photos.

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  20. Your quilt is so beautiful, just like they all are!! I love the colors and backings and bindings and the quilting too!! You are such an inspiration!!

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  21. this is a beauty, love looking and seeing all the different fabrics you have used here

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  22. This really is a happy quilt! I love your colour choices, I also tend to go with whatever I think works and ignore colour rules as such. xx

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  23. ...absolutely love the color patterns!

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  24. Beautiful, I love your use of color and the simplicity of the design. I hope someday I can create such a work of art. I am pulling my hair out on my first attempt, but I'm not giving up!

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  25. I posted a picture today on my blog of the fabric I got with my Southen Fabrics gift certificate. The fabric will make a bunch of cute baby quilts! Thanks again so much!

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  26. Love the quilt and the way you quilted it.........

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  27. Your quilts always inspire me. Bright, cheery and such great color! If it wasn't 1:10 am your lovely quilt would have me in my sewing room finishing up the awesome pink quilt top I'm working on. But since I get to sew all day tomorrow I will refrain from leaving my cozy bed.

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  28. Your Rainbow HST quilt is so cheery! Thanks for showing us so much beauty! Any time I need a little pick me up, I visit your blog, thanks again!

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  29. Love all the purple fabrics in this one. And the pinks!

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  30. Wow, I love this quilt! I love simple quilts too and when I can let the colors and fabric speak for themselves, I will. You are such an inspiration to me because I find our tastes quite similar. Keep creating beauty, Rita.

    Stacy @ Freshly Handmade

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