Triangle Transparency
Blogger's Quilt Festival

Blogger's Quilt Festival – Triangle Transparency – Original Design

It’s that time of the year…twice a year during quilt market, Amy @Amy’s Creative Side hosts a Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  We are allowed to link up two quilts to the various categories and have the opportunity to visit and be inspired by other blogger’s wonderful quilts.  I was so excited to be highlighted in January in one of Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival Features.

My first entry to the festival is my current favorite quilt, Triangle Transparency, which I am entering into the Original Design category.

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency was one of my earliest Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) designs, and I knew that I wanted to make the design into a physical quilt immediately.

Quilting Jetgirl QDAD Quilt Design for August 16, 2014

Quilting Jetgirl QDAD Quilt Design for August 16, 2014

I spent a long time working to find the group of fabrics that I wanted to use for the pattern. I could have chosen to use Kona solids easily enough, but I really wanted to find a grouping of modern prints that read as solids. When I found the grouping of four fabrics (below), I knew I had found the right combination.

One of the things that I love most about this design is its large, graphic nature. The piecing comes together quickly (the second Triangle Transparency quilt that I made was finished in 10 hours and 10 minutes!), and it is really fun to see the transparency effect pop out as the piecing progresses.

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

I also really love how different the quilt pattern looks from different angles. I think I will have to explore setting the blocks on point soon.

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

I chose to quilt Triangle Transparency with dense straight line matchstick quilting using 50wt Aurifil 2000. This was my first “real” quilt to quilt on my new-to-me longarm.

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

If you are interested in making your own Triangle Transparency quilt, the pattern is available for sale in my Craftsy pattern store, and I  would love to see your interpretation of this pattern!

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

If green isn’t your color, here is a quick photo of the second version I made of the pattern using Carolyn Friedlander’s bold orange prints which also shows off how the pattern looks going from dark to light.

Triangle Transparency (Orange)

Triangle Transparency (Orange)

If you have stopped by my blog for the first time from the quilt festival, thank you!

My previous Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entries:


36 thoughts on “Blogger's Quilt Festival – Triangle Transparency – Original Design

  1. Judy says:

    You know I absolutely love this pattern 😀 I can’t decide which one I like best, the green or the orange. . . There are so many possibilities with this pattern!! 🙂

  2. Jayne Willis says:

    Beautiful and so happy you entered this one! I love looking at it!

  3. Renee says:

    I do love this pattern! I love both of these versions!

  4. Lara B. says:

    This is a favorite for me too Yvonne and I’m delighted to see you entered it in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

  5. Jasmine says:

    The festival is so much fun to revisit old(ish) favorites. This is an amazing design. 🙂

  6. Terri Ann says:

    I wondered if this was one of your picks to enter into the festival and I’m so glad it is! I actually have two I’d like to enter but one is unfinished and the other is unphotographed. I gotta get my bum in gear on this!

  7. Kirsten says:

    This is such a beautiful quilt! I love the overlapping gradient effect!!

  8. Gorgeous pics and quilt!

  9. I’ve probably already told you this 2-3 times, but I love this quilt. I think that this is my favorite quilt design of yours. Just beautiful!

  10. I love this quilt! I bought the pattern and added it to my to do list as soon as you released it. It’s a great design and the color options are endless.

  11. What a great idea for a BEAUTIFUL quilt! I love your design, wonderful fabrics, quilting and area of photo session 🙂
    Greetings from Poland

  12. Holly says:

    So modern… And your matchstick quilting is awesome! 🙂

  13. sally says:

    I have a feeling this quilt is going to do very well, and what a perfect category to enter it into. It’s just one of those quilts where everything – the colours, the fabrics, the design, the quilting – all comes together to make something really special.

  14. Kim S. says:

    I love the orange version of this quilt SO much! It’s such a great design! Best of luck with BOTH of your entries!!

  15. Kaja says:

    This is so clever – simple, strong shapes and really striking. I love your choice of fabrics too.

  16. Whoohoo! Such a great quilt! I love how you used the colours to achieve the transparency effect. Great job!!!

  17. Amazing! It’s so cool and I love it in both colours! It has a brilliant and striking effect and yet somehow it’s very soothing too. One of my favourites!

  18. Vera says:

    Oh yeah, this one is my fav of yours 🙂 I totally missed the festival this time around, ooops.

  19. Wendy Welsh says:

    Congratulations!!!!! I love it when people I “know” win prizes. Well done. You’ve clearly got a strong future ahead of you in quilting! Well done.

  20. JanineMarie says:

    Congratulations on your win, Yvonne! The word that comes to my mind when I see your quilt is “Impeccable.” Not a word we use much maybe, but it seems to fit such a striking quilt and such striking work.

  21. This is such a great design! Congratulations!

  22. Phenomenal quilt!! Congrats 🙂

  23. Anna says:

    My congratulations on winning the 1st prize in the category of the competition. Your patchwork is very nice. I send greetings from Poland

  24. Anneke Dirks, The Netherlands says:

    It’s wonderfull! I go straigtaway too the pattern

  25. The transparency quilt is outstanding.

  26. Linda Sapp says:

    I am trying to contact you but cannot find your email address. I tried the one that you gave for contacting you but it wasn’t accepted. Could you send it to me personally.? Thank you very much.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)