Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Equilateral Triangle Quilt Progress

Summer break has gotten the best of me! Sleeping in too late and staying up too late with no schedule in between. This is my last week of that before I head back to work so I've decided that I need to get some sewing projects finished!

I'll be thrilled if I can complete this equilateral triangle quilt. I've been fascinated with triangles lately and after creating this mini quilt, I really wanted to do another project with this figure.
After many different arrangements on my design wall, I decided on 3 fabrics for the triangles to face up and 3 fabrics for the triangles to face down. This photo is close to the final layout. In the last few rows I changed some triangles around.
Since two equilateral triangles create a rhombus...I wanted to use that figure on the back. (This quilt is for a friend, so I have more reasoning to this design that I'll share later!) The rest of the background is blue. There was probably an easier way to piece this together, but I didn't know what that was! Better pictures of the quilt back to come.
Thank you, Annie Kitty, for lounging in the sun and not on the quilt sandwich while I was pinning.
Now I'm trying to decide on quilting. I'm thinking I want to do a free-motion design vs. straight lines. I sketched this idea out, but I'm thinking that the actual quilting will not be quite this dense. Any suggestions out there?

Hopefully I can make my mind up and get this baby finished! :)

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

16 comments:

  1. Looks like a fantastic quilt - and I love the back too!

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  2. I really like that free motion straight line sketch, I've never seen anything like it (I'm not sure what to call it). I think it'll look amazing with the triangles! Good luck!

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  3. I eally love the triangles and the sketch would be fantastic way to quilt it! I haven't seen that before but I love it!
    Visiting from Freshly Pieced and I am a new follower!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  4. I'm loving triangles right now too but haven't started any projects with them yet - too much on the to-do list :) I think this might be what you're looking for as far as the FMQ goes: http://pinterest.com/pin/68117013085448442/

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    1. Oh yes! VERY helpful! Thanks for the link, Emily! :)

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  5. I like this one http://pinterest.com/pin/289708188499173225/. Love the dude-friendly quilt you've got going. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Pretty! Thanks! Hahaha...Yes, this is certainly dude-friendly for a special dude!

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  6. Your quilt looks fabulous! Triangles are awesome! (I just recently overcame my fear of them) :) I really like your idea for the back too!

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  7. Wow! This is going to be gorgeous! I am also relishing the last bits of summer before going back to teaching.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it's going to be hard to get back to work!

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  8. visiting from WIP Wednesday. I love this. I have a triangle quilt on my list of "must do". Yours looks amazing

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