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N 2 B 54 C 0 E Nov 23, 2014 F Nov 23, 2014
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A closeup of my Triangle Rainbow quilt showing how I quilted it. I used Aurifil 12 weight cotton thread in colour 2425 and quilted a line through each diagonal row of pink triangles.

See the whole quilt and many more details about it here

Tags:   mini quilt quilt swap rainbow hand quilting aurifil

N 6 B 73 C 1 E Nov 23, 2014 F Nov 23, 2014
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My partner in the Instagram Mini Swap said she liked vintage-made-modern and posted an inspiration mosaic showing many examples of pink being used as a neutral. I struggled to come up with a design that ws her style but that I also loved. In the end I went with a classic design and used pink as a neutral but added in a scrappy rainbow colour scheme to make it more modern and to make it something I would love as much as her (I hope!)

Title: Triangle Rainbow
Pattern: An original design
Fabrics: 130+ different fabrics. The pink fabrics are all used in at least two blocks but each of the rainbow fabrics is used in only one block. The binding is Netorious in Melody Pink from the Cotton and Steel Basics line. The backing is a print from Sarah Fielke's Enchanted line. See a photo of the label which shows the backing and binding here
Quilting: Hand quilted using Aurifil 12 weight cotton thread in a pink colour (number 2425.) I quilted a line through each diagonal row of pink triangles. See a closeup photo of the quilting here.
Batting: Hobb's Heirloom Washable Wool (chosen because it is very easy to hand quilt)
Finished Size: 18" x 20"
Started and Completed: November 2014

There are 720 triangles in this quilt making 360 triangle squares. Each block is made up of four triangle squares and there are 90 blocks. The triangle squares are 1" finished.

I used my Accuquilt Go Baby to cut all of the triangles. I cut the fabrics with right sides together so that all I had to do was put them through the sewng machine once I was done cutting. It saved a tonne of time and at this size in this quantity the accuracy of die cutting was definitely worth it. Plus, it meant no dog ears to trim.

Tags:   mini quilt quilt swap rainbow hand quilting

N 0 B 27 C 0 E Nov 23, 2014 F Nov 23, 2014
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The lable for my Triangle Rainbow quilt.

See the whole quilt and many more details about it here

Tags:   mini quilt quilt swap rainbow hand quilting quilt label

N 19 B 1.3K C 5 E Jun 16, 2014 F Jun 16, 2014
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I was lucky enough to get to test a new pattern by Kelly of Jeli Quilts. She has come up with several amazing circle-of-geese variations lately and this one is called "Double Goosed" (soon to be available in her Craftsy pattern shop.)

I used 27 different Kona solids for the geese (leftovers from this quilt) and three different Konas for the background.

This block was incredibly fun to make and, believe it or not, really not very hard! There are some clever touches that make it well-suited to someone not super experienced with paper-piecing: the geese don't touch so you don't have to worry about cutting off their points and there is no place in the block when joining pieces that you have to worry about a million seams coming together (even in the centre.) Plus, everyone will be super amazed by how awesome your block is. ;)

If anyone's curious, it took me about 3 hours start to finish to complete the block. The finished size is 14" square.

Tags:   quilt block kona rainbow paper pieced flying geese

N 5 B 1.3K C 6 E Oct 2, 2013 F Oct 2, 2013
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This is my inspiration mosaic for the Friends with Additions Bee (a bee in the style of Travelling Quilts.)

What I love about this mosaic: Rainbow, bright, scrappy colours on a scrappy, low volume/texty background.

1. Untitled, 2. My new favourite quilt, 3. My 'extreme fabric diary' quilt, 4. Done quilting, 5. Native quilt, 6. Green tea, sweet beans, 7. PLPS2 ready, 8. pts5 done!, 9. PTS7 all finished!, 10. All done!, 11. Complete!, 12. PTS 7 - Angel Pillow 'Lyrics on Hexies'...

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Tags:   low volume rainbow scrappy text


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