Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cotton and Steel Triangularity Quilt

Well, there is another quilt from earlier this summer that I made for my friend's wedding, but I've misplaced the pictures. Bummer. I'm sure I'll find them "soooomedaaay", but for now I'm going to move on to an end of summer quilt. This one was for another wedding - so many weddings and babies this year!!!! My cousin got married in September on fairly short notice, so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting this out to her only a week or two after the event. I stalked her Pinterest pages a little, and I think I captured her style, at least I hope I did.

I used the Triangularity pattern from In Color order. I know this is a pretty straightforward equilateral triangle quilt, but it was really nice to have someone else do the math for me. By the way, I'm dying to do the quilt using the same fabrics she uses in the original. So pretty!

The fabrics are various navy, aqua, mustard and white blenders from Cotton and Steel. I love the way they look together, even though they are all solid or small print.

Cutting the triangles from 1/2 yards left some pretty nice scraps, so I used a long leftover strip from each fabric to break up the solid navy on the back. Since most of her style pins were stripe-y, I thought it fit well. You can also see the quilting pretty well on the back, I quilted 1/4" on either side of every seam.

I did not put one of my usual labels on the back and I'll tell you why: piecing triangles is hard. So hard, apparently, that in a couple of places I didn't quite catch a layer of fabric. I didn't notice until I had already quilted the thing. I tried to hand sew the seams back together, and that mostly worked, as most errors were really small. There was this one area that went together but was big enough and ugly enough to be noticeable. So I hand sewed a mini label over that seam and no one was the wiser. Until I announced it just now on the internet.

I am super happy with this quilt, I just love the way it turned out! I think this is in my top 3 favorite quilts I've made, but I'm pretty biased towards triangle quilts.