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Equilateral Triangle Memory Quilt

Title: Equilateral Triangle Memory Quilt

Dimensions: approximately 65″ x 86″  – a large lap quilt, picnic blanket, and could be used on a twin bed.

Fabric: My customer sent me about 60 napkins that she had used at her wedding. I created a template for a 7″ tall equilateral triangle to cut the napkins up for the quilt.  I think that the combination of fabrics and their strong geometric patterns really make this a dynamic quilt.

The Process: Since the napkins had seams, the only usable part for the quilt was an area within the seams.  I was able to get about 5-6 triangles out of each napkin.  Once they were all cut, I used my design wall to lay them out.  Since my customer wanted a twin sized quilt, they went up onto my design board in two installments.  I also created a hand embroidered patch for the back of the quilt to help commemorate their special day.

Quilting: Quilting lines followed the diagonals of the triangles, creating a great diamond effect on the back of the quilt.  I quilted about 1/4″ on either side of the seam in a medium gray cotton thread by Aurifil.  I think that the gray stitching really popped on the backing, adding some texture to the simple backing.  This quilt is SUPER soft because all of the napkins had been washed and used a number of times before being made into a quilt.

What Needs to be Done:  This has already been sent to my customer, so all that is left is years and years of cuddles under the quilt.

For Next Time: I’’m going to do the horizontal quilting lines, not just the diagonal triangle lines.

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Patchwork in Greens and Blues

Title: Patchwork Quilt in Greens and Blues (This is currently FOR SALE)

Dimensions: approximately 82″ x 65″  – a large lap quilt, picnic blanket, and could be used on a twin bed.

Fabric: A half yard bundle of Denyse Schmidt Chicopee fabric in the Relish colorway.  You can still find some available on Etsy!

The Process: Straight forward patchwork!  I started with strips, and cut them into groups of blocks to make it a little faster.  I finished it with my go-to binding method.

Quilting: Quilting lines followed the vertical and horizontal lines of the patchwork.  I spread the lines out over a few blocks and skipped a block which created a nice effect on the back. I quilted about 1/4″ on either side of the seam.  This quilt is SUPER soft because of the spread out quilting, and feels like such a warm blanket.

What Needs to be Done:  Just need to find it a forever home!

For Next Time: I’’ll be making another one in the corresponding colorway, Push Pop.  I’m thinking I may make this a tie quilt instead of machine quilting it.  Interested in buying the pair? Let me know!

Just a note, it is now August!  Interested in ordering for Christmas?  Now would be a great time to touch base and place your orders.  The early bird, and all that!

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Mod Triangle Quilt

Title: Mod Triangle Quilt with Sparrows and Arrows

Dimensions: approximately 57″ x 66″  Lap Size Quilt

Fabric: This quilt took 2 months to plan.  My customer had a very specific vision, and sometimes when you see the images of the fabrics online, they don’t give a really accurate representation of the color.  In general, specific colors are really hard to photograph.  In this instance, not being able to see all of the fabrics laid out together in order to see their relationship with one another was the issue.  We were able to make a bit of progress once we got everything up in Pinterest, but even once I had all the fabrics cut and on the design wall, we had to switch out the yellow!  We used the following colors in Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman for this quilt: light parfaitpetalsteelashsageice frappesalmonsnow, and from RJR Cotton Supreme Cottons I used Saffron for those lovely mustard triangles.  The quilt is bound in Kona Salmon.  The sparrow print is called Sparrows in Flight by Little Fish Creations, and the arrow print backing is Arrow by Myracle.  Both of the prints can be found on Spoonflower.

A note on Spoonflower.  I absolutely love that designers who have not been scooped up by the big name fabric companies have a place where they can sell their designs; however, I’m not a huge fan of the actual fabric.  The arrow print had a huge gap in the pattern repeat in the yardage that I purchased, which meant and extra seam on the back of the quilt.  I also find it to be rather expensive, even for the “lowest” quality that they offer.  For my custom quilts, I have a budget that I spend on the cost of fabric, and the cost of Spoonflower would have more than doubled my cost.  It is printed on Kona, but the fabric is very stiff – I’m assuming they need to heavily starch the material to print.  This may not bother some, but I personally am not a fan because I do not heavily starch my materials when I sew, so in order to sew it up with the Kona, there was a bit of inconsistency with the seams due to the difference in stiffness.  Oh well. Those complaints aside, I think that these Sparrows were essential in making this quilt AWESOME.  In order to have the prints, my customer agreed to pay for the Sparrow and Arrow prints out of pocket for this quilt, and I’m glad she did.  They are AMAZING.

The Process: I used my usual process for an equilateral triangle quilt. I also bound it by machine using my go-to method.

Quilting: Quilting lines followed the diagonal lines created by the triangles. I quilted about 1/4″ on either side of the seam.

 

 

What Needs to be Done:  This was mailed out to my customer, and she is absolutely thrilled.  It was exactly what she was hoping for!

For Next Time: I’m thinking that I need to make one of these in monotone – I’ll maybe throw in a bit of polka dot for fun!

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Equilateral Triangle Quilt in Purple, Peach and Teal

Title: Triangles in Purple, Peach, and Teal

Dimensions: approximately 78″ x 88″  Full Size Quilt

Fabric: I worked very closely with my customer to pick out the fabrics for this quilt.  The colors are primarily a range of each purple, peach, and teal with some yellows and grays thrown in.  I am just LOVING how  it turned out!  If you are interested in the specific fabrics, you can find them all on the Pinterest Board that I created for my customer while we were working out fabric choices!

The Process: I used my usual process for an equilateral triangle quilt. I also bound it by machine using my go-to method.

Quilting: Quilting lines followed the diagonal lines created by the triangles. I quilted about 1/4″ on either side of the seam.

What Needs to be Done:  This was mailed out to my customer about a month ago.  Since then, the quilt has been cuddled, snuggled, and dragged around.  She also received a coordinating pillow to complete the set!

For Next Time: I’m thinking that I need to make one of these as a value quilt to make the hexagons created by the triangles really POP!

Do you LOVE this quilt?  I have enough fabric to make this quilt up to another Full Size.  Please contact me through Etsy or email if you are interested in purchasing this quilt.  Information on my quilts can be found here.  This quilt would be the base price for the size you select, NOT the made-to-order price because there would be no alterations in design or fabrics, just size.

Before I go, here is a look at the pillow that was made to coordinate with the quilt!

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Starburst Quilt

Title: Starburst Quilt for Baby Emilia

Dimensions: a 43″ x 53″  baby quilt

Fabric: I worked very closely with Emilia’s mom to pick out the fabrics for this quilt.  There are a wide range of neutrals used in mint, teal, tan, cream, and gray!

The Process: I used the Stargazer Quilt Pattern designed by Lunden Designs for the template and general layout, and then I added borders to get it to size. I also binded it by machine using my go-to method.

Quilting: Quilting lines followed the diagonal lines created by the starbursts. I quilted about 1/4″ on either side of the seam.

What Needs to be Done: All that has to happen now is a whole bunch of cuddling.  This quilt was sent to sweet Emilia last week with a coordinating personalized pillow.

For Next Time: I will make this larger, and with fabrics with more contrast.  I love how calming and low-volume this quilt is, but I’d be interested to see it in some bright colors too.

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