My quilt for the June edition of the Nurture Circle of do. Good Stitches is finally complete. This summer has had some serious setbacks for me, but I’m absolutely thrilled to have this done. I think it turned out amazing and I have my bee-mates to thank for that. I asked for brightly colored blocks and I received enough to make a rainbow. Who doesn’t love a good rainbow? while different from my plan, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
I asked for blocks that were made up either in log-cabin fashion, or sewn together using a 60 degree angle so that all of the angles would match up in the end. I got some really great blocks which called for really great quilting. For each color block I used a different thread color and extended it out to the edges of the quilt. It is a bit hard to see, but there is red thread in the far left, orange in the center, green at the top right, and yellow in the bottom right. The quilting is “organic” straight lines, around 1/2″ apart. I used the edge of my walking foot as a rough guideline.
Unfortunately I received four blocks that were not the right size or angle. To solve the problem I recut them and created this pyramid shape as the centerpiece to my backing.
I hand bound this quilt while I was on vacation at a family reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (not something I normally do). It went faster than I would have expected. After each meal I got it out and started working on it while people were chatting, a couple of lengths of thread at a time. I also stayed up later than the rest of the adults so I was able to get in some quiet time after they went to bed to finish it up.
name: Rainbow Triangles
size: Lap Size, approximately 68″x70″
pattern: 60 degree triangle log cabins and 60 degree triangle shapes.
fabrics: Scrappy brights and low-volume, backed in essex linen yarn dyed in black and flax, bound in widescreen in black
quilting: straight line quilting on the diagonal, changing colors with each colored triangle.