Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flock of Triangles quilt top

Here's another project that I've had sitting in my craft closet for the last three months. I purchased this fabric and it's been cut into triangles waiting to be sewn into this quilt top.






I used my favorite and most used craft book, Denyse Schmidt Quilts, to make this. Previously I've made What a Bunch of Squares, Any Way you Slice it, A Day at the Beach, Big Zig, and the Hold Me Close Heating Pad Cover. This book was the best $19.95 I've ever spent!






This is the Flock of Triangles Quilt top from her book. The fabric is the Free Spirit Jay McCarroll Garden Friends collection. The crazy bugs and little fruit drawings totally crack me up. I sewed and pressed and sewed all of these triangles together while listening to Belle and Sebastian's Dear Catastrophe Waitress album on repeat, and I cannot think of a better musical match for this fabric.






I had no idea what size this quilt was going to be when I started. I just cut triangles out of the 5 different half yard prints I had from the collection and then cut an equal number of triangles from my white fabric. The quilt is about 70 x 70 and consists of 21 rows of triangles each with 10 white triangles, 9 patterned triangles and 2 half patterned triangles. It's a lot larger than I had anticipated and is almost the right size for a full size bed.








22 comments:

  1. Love it Rebekah! You have inspired me to break out my sewing machine and finally use all that fabric I have but can't seem to cut.

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  2. It looks great! I have some of that fabric in oranges and turquoises. I can hardly wait to do something with it because it's so crazy/whimsical.

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  3. welcome back to the world of quilting and sewing! and what a re-entry it is. GREAT quilt. i never would have thought to pair that fabric with that pattern, but it's really, really cool!!

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  4. This looks fantastic. I love how you used the prints in the triangles in one direction and the white triangles in the opposite direction. It is gorgeous. I am looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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  5. I love it! How are you going to quilt it?

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  6. This is a great quilt! I remember the first class I ever took for quilting was a flock of geese class...I certainly got overwhelmed. I can't wait to see it all quilted!

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  7. This looks great, I love all those Denise Schmidt quilts you have done.

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  8. To merely say that I absolutely love it would be an understatement. Fabulous!

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  9. This is wonderful! I love that book too, endlessly inspiring!

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  10. Another great quilt! YOu are so inspiring! Love the fabrics and the pattern. Maybe I should invest in that book beause I love all of the ones you have made from it. Do you know how you are going to quilt it?

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  11. This is really great. Such cute fabric. Any plan for what you're going to do with it??

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  12. It's beautiful - perfect pattern for those small prints!

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  13. I love the new Spring banner!
    Another fantastic quilt top! I love the colors, and the small prints. I think that book is a great resource too. It's rare that you can find a book that has more than one or two projects that you want to make.
    Can't wait to see this one all quilted up!

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  14. This is wonderful! The colors are very fresh and airy. I love it.

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  15. I think it's spectacular! I can't wait to see it as a completed quilt. Beautiful.

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  16. Really cute!! I need to make something out of that book.

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  17. Amazing! That's alot of triangles :) I'm wondering where it will end up. . . enjoy your creation!

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  18. I'm enjoying seeing all your quilts! This one is lovely. I'm going to have to check out that Denyse Schmidt book - I've heard nothing but good things about it.

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  19. oh wow - i do love this quilt! the colors really complement the pattern!

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  20. be still my heart...oh my this is beautiful. i tried that one (a year ago) and didn't do very well with it...maybe my skill level is there now. this is totally adorable! can't wait to see it quilted.

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  21. HUGE! It looks great! The flock of triangles quilt I made was enough for me... maybe I needed soundtrack music!

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  22. it's gorgeous! how are you going to quilt it?

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