pinned since she made it. I loved the colors. I loved that it was based on something from Ikea. I have a thing for triangles. Basically, I've just been waiting for the chance to make one of my own. So when it was my turn to pick a block for my do. Good stitches group, I thought this would be perfect.
I asked each member to make a block of nine HSTs in warm and cool colors. I requested solids, but any saturated, tone on tone print that read as a solid would do. While they were doing that, I made a pile of single HSTs that I used to blend the two groups together.
Once I had the top pieced, I sent a picture to the group's Flickr page. We're putting on a special exhibit at QuiltCon, and I just knew this quilt would have a good chance of being selected. Luckily, it was! So I had to get it quilted and finished so I could send it in time for the show.
I struggled with what do do for the quilting. The triangles are so angular, so I wanted to do something curvy to offset that, but I wanted something that I would be able to accomplish quickly and successfully. Somehow, this pattern of tall archy squiggles popped into my head. (if anyone can think of a better name, you'll win a gold star.)
I love that the straight lines don't take away from all those triagles, but because the squiggles are of random length, it's fun to look at. I can't wait to see it hanging in Austin.
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