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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have stopped by my blog for the first time from the quilt festival, thank you!
My previous Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entries:
- Fall 2014 – Synesthetic Alphabet (Viewer’s Choice Nominee!)
- Fall 2014 – Namibia Trees
- Spring 2014 – Color Weaving