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.
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- 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
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