Friday, May 23, 2014

Equilateral Triangle Quilt - A Finished Quilt

And a picture post.
Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

Equilateral Triangle Quilt
54.5 inches x 64.5 inches
Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

I have lots of photos of the finished Equilateral Triangle Quilt to share with you today. This quilt was a lot of work and required all of my concentration when cutting and sewing, but it came together surprisingly well. I won't say easy, but the quilt top was nice and flat and most points meet.

Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

I have used more than 200 different printed fabrics to make this quilt, and have alternated the layout with a dark and light triangle. There are 450 triangles with additional half triangles along both sides of the quilt. Much time was spent choosing, cutting, folding, and returning fabric to stash.

Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

I have quilted the quilt with edge to edge straight lines, outlining all of the seam lines by stitching along both sides of those seam lines. As always, I have used a walking foot to quilt such lines, and have used the outer edge of the walking foot as a stitching guide. It is a slow and steady process, although once the foundation lines are in place I do pick up the pace a little.

Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a sweet floral print on a white background (Tiny Floral - Holly Holderman for Lake House Dry Goods). And a signature black and white stripe - this one by Windham Fabrics - for binding.

Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt was listed for sale in my Etsy Store but has sold prior to publishing
 this blog post. It is already making its way to the new owner.

Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
Thank you for stopping by!
Rita
Equilateral Triangle Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
Equilateral Triangle Quilt in Progress

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15 comments:

  1. As usual this is a most beautiful quilt! The colors are gorgeous, and the fabric placement is genius! A real work of art, makes me happy just to look at it.

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  2. Pretty as punch Rita! I can see why someone has snaffled it up already....

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  3. Such a sweet quilt. I am not surprised it has sold already! The Tiny Floral was the perfect choice as the backing and the striped binding such a compliment to the whole design!

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  4. I always love your colour combinations. This is so beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful! It looks so fresh and lively. Love it!

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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  6. This is so beautiful. It's amazing how 200+ fabrics come together is a very cohesive pattern. Love it!

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  7. its such a beautiful quilt as always Rita

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  8. As predicted, it's beautiful. I'm so glad you chose to go with simple quilting on it. The stitches not only add a clean and simple look to the quilt, but allows the eye to go to the fabric instead of the stitching. The back is beautiful to look at as well. Great work and I'm eager to see more.

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  9. very nice, so many lovely fabrics have gone into this, I know it will be well loved.

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  10. It's beautiful! And I know it was a lot of work - which is the reason I tend to stick to squares, rectangles, and strips. Much easier to cut, calculate, and sew.

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  11. I love triangle quilts! I think I'll be making one this year, Lord Willing! haha
    That is one lucky home that its traveling to - your quilts always inspire me, Rita. Seriously. xo

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  12. How lovely is this! Love all the color and designs in it... and especially love the triangles :)
    This things you post are wonderful :) Thank you :)

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  13. What lovely fabrics; thanks for the chance to win. You have inspired me to try my hand at an equilateral triangle quilt!

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