Monday, May 18, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Triangle Surprise

Hi again folks!  This post is my second entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side, a no-pressure virtual quilt show.  It's my first time doing this, so let's see how it goes!  If you're new to the blog, my name is Mari and I'm a college professor who generally has a stray thread stuck to her all the way through every class.  It can't be helped!

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I am entering this quilt in the ROYGBIV category:


This is my quilt Triangle Surprise, which was made from a rainbow of scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at soscrappy.


This quilt is made from 6-inch triangle blocks, all set on point, and floating on a black and white background.  See the little triangles for cornerstones?  That's one of my favorite parts of this quilt!  This also could be the first time I completely skipped adding borders and went all modern.  I just never found a border I liked and I didn't want to ruin the floating effect.


Triangle Surprise is backed with a dark gray and quilted with a bright green on both the front and back, in a rope panto. I bound it with a green print, which comes really close to matching the thread used for quilting.  I think it really sets it off!


I finished most of the piecing for this in December, and then it was quilted and off to a new home in March, which is why the pictures I have of it were taken in the snow.  It now lives with my daughter, who loves it almost as much as I loved making it. I understand it lives in her den by the puzzle table.

Thanks for coming by, and I hope you've all enjoyed  Triangle Surprise! I certainly enjoyed making it, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Happy sewing, everyone!

6 comments:

  1. I agree. I don't think it needed any extra borders. It looks great

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  2. So happy it has a wonderful home where it is loved and appreciated!

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  3. such a simple design (I don't mean easy to make with matching all those points!) looks so incredibly complex, gorgeous!

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  4. I love it!
    Cheerful, modern and so beautifully worked!
    Best of luck!

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  5. Your quilt is amazing! The main blocks do appear to be just floating. And like you, the cornerstone triangles are my favorite part. I'm a beginner at quilting and I can figure out how to do everything but those cornerstones. Is there a tutorial you could point me to that would show how those are added? ktsquiltdreams [at]gmail [dot]com

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