It's that time of the year again...twice a year during quilt market, Amy, who blogs over at Amy's Creative Side, hosts the Blogger's Quilt Festival. We are allowed to link up two quilts to the various categories and have the opportunity to visit and be inspired by other blogger's wonderful quilts. I was so excited to be highlighted in March in one of Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival Features.
My first entry to the festival is my Riley Blake Triangle Quilt which I designed and made for the Riley Blake challenge from the Modern Quilt Guild over the summer. My post about the quilt and design can be found here and I am entering the quilt into the Small Quilt category.
An equilateral triangle quilt has been on my to-do list forever and after I saw that some of the challenge fabrics had a repeating triangle print, I was sold. In addition to making a triangle quilt for the first time, this was also the first time I had ever bound a quilt without 90 degree corners.
The quilt finished at about 48" x 48", a perfect size for a new baby. I have a new niece or nephew due this in about a month and if the baby is a girl, I will be sending this quilt off to her.
I knew that for the quilting in the background areas, I wanted to echo the hexagon shape formed by the print fabrics and then fill in the remaining space with a dense back and forth quilting. I also wanted to mimic the quilting from the print areas in some of the background, negative space triangles. I used a ribbon candy design in the print areas that once quilted, almost gave the hexagons quilting pattern that almost resembled a flower.
My other entry the Improv Table Runner is entered into the Modern Quilt category and can be found here.
Here are my entries over the years:
Spring 2015: Plus Plus - Two Tone Version
Fall 2014: Oh The Places You'll Go
Fall 2014: Vintage Star
Spring 2014: Kona 2013 Quilt
Spring 2014: Improv Quilt Two
Fall 2013: Pi Quilt
Fall 2013: Pink Broken Herringbone Quilt
If you have stopped by my blog for the first time from the quilt festival thank you! You can find some of my finishes, newly revamped tutorials page, and mystery quilt-a-long on the tabs at the top of the page.
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