Saturday, September 15, 2012

Triangle progress

Last night I stayed up until 3 in the morning working on this thing.  It is not even finished yet but already beats the pants off my Swoon quilt as my new favorite.
Here is the finished quilt top hanging in the sunlight.  I love seeing patchwork that way.  It's like gorgeous stained glass.
patchwork in the sunlight
Mod Triangles in progress
Now, it is on to the back.  Not sure how I'm going to work that out yet.  I'm also thinking about binding already.  For some reason the Tangerine is sticking in my head.  Not sure though.
Side note:  I just want to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving such positive and motivating comments on my previous post.  I appreciate you all taking a moment to visit.  Most of all, thank you so much to Lee of Freshly Pieced for hosting WIP Wednesdays.  It's great to have a place to share with people who have the same passion, and understand where you're coming from.  Hope you're all enjoying your weekend.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Mod Triangles

A girlfriend of mine asked me if I'd like to donate a quilt for a silent auction where all proceeds go to a specific charity.  Of course!  I think it will be interesting to see what people are willing to bid for my work.  Plus, any reason to start a new quilt is a good reason.  With all the triangle quilts out in blog land lately I had to get in on the action.  Recently, I purchased a copy of "Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters" and I fell in love with the Mod Bars quilt by Alissa Haight Carlton.  I decided to combine the two.  This is what I have come up with so far.

It started with a bundle from Fresh Modern Fabric on Etsy.  This is the Quiltcon bundle with Pomegranate substituted for medium gray.  Awesome shop, excellent customer service and, super fast shipping!  I purchased my Tri-Recs Tool from Joanne's with a 40% off coupon, win!

A night of cutting.
A few nights of designing the layout, and this is what I've come up with.
I plan on using medium gray for the background.  I'm so excited about this quilt!  It is my first time using solids only.  I think once it's finished I'm going to have a hard time parting with it.  The auction is September 21st so I have to get crackin' on this thing. 
On another note, yesterday I was able to whip up this easy peasy Moby style sling for 21 bucks!  It took all of 15 minutes maybe between serging and french seaming.  My lil potato loves it!
home made moby style sling
 Enough typing and more sewing.  I am going to attempt to link up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.  Thanks for visiting!