Friday, December 4, 2015

Frequency - Mini Quilt Finish

I have a fun finish to share with you today.  I have been posting bits and pieces of the quilt on Instagram, but I am excited to show you my finished mini quilt I am calling Frequency.



I made this mini quilt for the EZ Triangle challenge for QuiltCon 2016.  The challenge was to use a little triangle ruler (that doubles as a key chain) to make a quilt.  My idea was to create a graphic design using appliqued triangles.  

My first thought was to go with some Kona white as the background but that seemed to be a little flat.  To give the background a little more interest while still preventing it from becoming too busy, I used some Oakshott fabric scraps I had won from Casey York Designs.  The amount of scraps I had determined the size of the finished quilt (about 21" x 16").

To start, I chopped up the scraps into 4" wide by about 3-8" long and sewed them into strips.  I then sewed the strips together at different angles.  My hope was that the angles in the background paired nicely with the triangle applique.



I made the triangles from Kona pepper and used Heat and Bond lite to attach them to the quilt.  I initially thought to make a sun type pattern with the triangles, but when I was not sold on that design I played around with other designs until I settled on this star-like design.

Next was my favorite part, the quilting.  I must admit that I love tiny quilting.  I find that it relaxing and I love the texture it gives the quilt.  Because the quilt was small, it really did not to take me too much time to complete.  

In the background I quilted each row of piecing with different designs, alternating between pebbles, swirls, and paisley patterns.  I used tiny pebbles in the triangles.  To blend in with the background I used a beige Aurifil thread (2310) and used Aurifil black for the triangles.  Fingers crossed this gets into QuiltCon.








Thanks for dropping by! 


Quilt Stats:

  • Finished size: 21" x 16"
  • Fabrics: Oakshott fabrics and Kona pepper
  • Thread: all 50 wt Aurifil.  2021 (cream) for piecing, 2310 (beige) for quilting background, 2692 (black) for triangles

I am linking up to Link a Finish FridayWhoop Whoop FridayThank Goodness Its Finished FridayFinish It Up FridayFabric Frenzy Fridayand Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She.



36 comments:

  1. This is lovely. I like how stark the appliqué is against the gentle oakshotts. Good luck with quiltcon!

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  2. Very nice indeed! Good luck with quiltcon :)

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  3. This is beautiful! The triangle star was a great idea, and the quilting helps bring it to life.

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  4. Ok, if this doesn't get into QuiltCon, I'm pouting for you. This tiny quilt is packed full of quilty texture goodness. I love a white background, but I think you hit the nail on the head by choosing to do a soft scrappy background. It adds a whole new layer of fun to the quilt.

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  5. What a BEAUTIFUL SWEET LIL quilt! ❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏

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  6. That's a great quilt. I love the background

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  7. In love!! This is amazing! The quilting looks like so much fun and makes a big impact!

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  8. I certainly hope it gets into QuiltCon because I want to see it up close and personal!

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  9. I love tiny quilting, too, Cheryl, and I especially like the view of your quilting from the back. Good luck with your entry (entries?). :)

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  10. This is so beautiful! Good luck with quiltcon!

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  11. What a wonderful mini. I love how you quilted it. Best of luck at Quiltcon!

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  12. What an awesome creation! Hope you get in - I've got my fingers crossed for my Patchwork Suburb (http://quiltfabrication.blogspot.com/2015/12/patchwork-suburb.html)
    Good luck!

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  13. The pieced background was a great idea! I really like the movement you achieved with the angles. Fingers crossed for QuiltCon!

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  14. I love your interpretation of the challenge! I know you will get accepted! The concept, the colors and the quilting are fabulous Cheryl!

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  15. Holy wow, Cheryl! I LOVE the quilting on this one!! There is nothing like pebbles to create that great texture! And the improv piecing of the Oakshott fabrics was a brilliant choice. Good luck with QuiltCon!!

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  16. You just blew me away - This is amazing Cheryl and I love it! The tiny quilting and the improv piecing you did are very awesome indeed!

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  17. Your mini quilt is absolutely stunning, I LOVE both sides!

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  18. The back is "almost" as beautiful as the front. Lovely quilting.

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  19. It looks great, Cheryl, and wonderful quilting too!!

    -Soma

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  20. Wow. This is awesome. You did a great job. Such creativity.

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  21. It's a beautiful little quilt. The oakshotts are a perfect background, and I love the quiltig.

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  22. It's beautiful, Cheryl! I love how the triangle star pops off the background, but the background still has plenty of interest going on too. I love the quilting on the back too!

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  23. Very cool. I love both the background and the triangle design.

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  24. I love it! This is just the kind of pattern I have been looking for. The different quilting patterns are so fun.

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  25. Wow Cheryl this is fabulous! I just love everything about this. I'm bookmarking this post for sure - This design would make gorgeous placemats!

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  26. Very clever! Love your idea with the pastel backgrounds and the quilting different in the alternating triangle strips.

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  28. This is such a great interpretation of this challenge. I love the contrast between the dark solid and the pastels, and the quilting is stunning!

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  29. I love your mini quilt and all the beautiful quilting you did on it. Gorgeous!!!!

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  30. wow!!! what a beautiful finish! and that quilting is wonderful! way to go!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  31. This is a terrific little quilt and I ink you nailed it on graphic impact. I also think you nailed it on the quilting Cheryl! Awesome!

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  32. This is just beautiful! The oakshott cottons really give the background dimension as does the various quilting. Good luck with the challenge.

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  33. The back is just as pretty as the front. I love quilting small projects, too.

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