Yay! I finished on time! Actually, it was very well organized and there was plenty of time to complete the quilt if you stayed on schedule.
The first week we had to link up with a picture of our triangles all cut up. I chose a red/black/gray theme. I have been building my fabric stash for a year now and these were all in my cabinet. (The black is from Studio e - the company that hosted the challenge and picked me as a finalist. If you missed that post you can read it here.)
12 rows of 17= 204 triangles!
The second week we arranged our triangles and sewed them into rows. Look how much the rows shrunk!
Triangles stretch easily. I starched everything very well before I began and didn't want to move them around too much. This is the picture of all the finished rows that I submitted at the end of the week.
She allowed us two weeks for finishing. I quilted this with an all-over meander. It turned out to be a challenge for my eyes to not follow the lines of the triangles or the fabric patterns.
All washed and crinkly - just the way I like it :)
I got lots of very nice feedback from others participating in the quilt along by posting my photos on Flickr and Instagram. It's been really fun sharing the process. There are definitely more quilt alongs in my future!
Your quilt came out great! I love the shades of red you chose. Those deep reds are always my favorite reds.ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrea. All the reds came out of a bundle from Cuts of Cotton. That solid red is Robert Kaufman's Quilter's Linen. No bleeding in the wash...I love it!Delete
Gorgeous, gorgeous fabrics and colors. Your quilt photos are awesome! I love the one with it in the woods!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kathy. I'm finding the photographing as fun as the quilting. Yet another thing to learn more about!Delete
Hi Karen, I really look forward to your postings. I get a little education each time on the quilting process, I am always amazed at the work you do. I can't believe how fast you are turning out the quilts!! I can tell that you have a passion!! You are officially a "marathon quilter!!" You really should create a book because your pictures are so creative, colorful and informative!! Do you choose the placement of the different pieces of material in your quilts, or does it occur naturally from the stacks of fabrics that you purchase?ReplyDelete
Your questions are so thoughtful. You choose the placement, or layout, of where each triangle will go. This is the creative part and takes the most time...for me anyway. Do I want to be making patterns or avoiding them? The fabrics and colors are fun to play with.Delete
Thanks for your loyal readership.
The color and print combos and layout all turned out so nicely! It's just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sheri. I've been creating/collecting a stash for a year now and these all were pulled from it. It's fun to have a cabinet full of choices.Delete
This looks great! I like the colors you used, very modern, and the fabrics--pearl bracelets, bike path, ribbons--they are some of my all time favorites:)ReplyDelete
Thank you Jamie Lee. I love them too. I have a few colors of these prints. They seem to work everywhere. Those ribbons and bracelets really catch your eye.Delete
I love your "Thousand Pyramids" quilt. The colors are wonderful. The high contrast really adds movement across the entire quilt. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
In all the correspondence with the quilt along I never heard this referred to as the "Thousand Pyramids" pattern. Now I have Googled that and learned something new. Thank you!Delete