Friday, February 24, 2017

Scrappy Triangles Quilt

My first finished quilt of 2017 is this Scrappy Triangles Quilt. I took my time on this one and probably enjoyed the fabric layout the most of all the steps in the process. I limited myself to triangles I had cut from my scrap bins. Creating color gradations and a pleasing overall look was quite a challenge under that limitation. 
At the same time I always love using scraps. Revisiting favorite fabrics and seeing them play with new and unexpected friends in a layout like this is energizing and enjoyable. I definitely recommend making scrap quilts. Very therapeutic.
I quilted this with a variation on a paisley but with a rounded shape rather than teardrop. I like the bubble effect it gives and the softeness of the circles against the sharp edges of the triangles.
The backing was a gift from a friend, and I like how the circles echo the quilting design. The binding is a mix from my scrap binding bin, including a piece I trimmed from the backing after basting. Use it all.
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The quilt finished at 47 x 58, a generous baby size, and I think it will be a gift for a baby coming soon to a treasured teacher and grandmother.

11 comments:

Kristin said...

I love this! I want you to come over and play in my stash.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

It's very, very pretty!

kelly lautenbach said...

This is a delicious mix of fabric. I love the simple and yet complex look of it.

=0)jessica said...

Perfect! I love scrappy quilts, they're my favorite!

quiltmusings said...

I love color gradations and love what you have done with your scraps! I am now thinking I should choose a shape and cut one or two from each fabric in the scrap pile so that I can try something like you have done eventually.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I like it! The triangles make it so unique!

Sharon said...

Such pretty eye candy. I love your color choices.

Vicki said...

Very pretty, that quilting is wonderful!

Nicole Hannah said...

Lovely quilt! I like the colour progression throughout.

Customieze said...

beautiful!

Walkers Road Quilts said...

Such a pretty quilt. You can't beat a scrap quilt!