Before I made another pile of triangles, I picked through what I had and put together a table runner. The colors blended well together and it felt like a nice calming palette to combine in a quick and easy project!
|14" x 42"|
Clean and simple, you can't go wrong! Let's take it a step further and add some quilting. I mainly used grey thread for an all over semi-straight line quilted detail.
I decided to add a little more pizazz by adding lines of blue, green and aqua. Very subtle, so subtle you can barely see it!
Besides this runner I also make a couple quilts. Baby quilts actually. Using scrap hand dyed fabrics, I put together enough triangles to make two different quilts. By different, I mean the same?! Maybe I changed the size of the back ground fabric and left the layout the same...you know, different but the same!
Simple quilting with 1" lines, all in grey thread and an added quilted design element vertically...a little more of a visual punch!
|29 3/4" x 39 3/4"|
This one was a little more 'daring'! I threw caution to the wind and used Kona Frappe for the front and Kona Aloe on the back. I dug deep in my stash for both of these colors. It was all about using what I had.
The grey quilt was the first, but with this one I increased the background pieces slightly. I wanted it a little bigger. Not nearly enough, but next time I will know better!
Each triangle was cut using this template. It was the perfect size to show the scrap strips and make an impact visually!
I always forget how much I like triangles! And I always forget how quickly they go together!
The splurge of the month! I'm trying to build my Hand Quilting arsenal!
I kept waiting for a confirmation from Connecting Threads, it never came. It helps if you actually complete the transaction...it sat in my cart for a few days before I noticed it! DUH!
The neutral Perle Cotton should get me through a few hand quilting projects. And looky there...thimbles! I'm not much of a thimble person, these adhesive thimbles were suggested and I pounced at the chance to give them a try. I've been known to put first aid tape on my thumb when I hand quilt bindings on, so I'm thinking these won't be much different. We shall see!
What is your favorite acrylic template to use? I like triangles!! Hexagon, diamonds, clam shells? Inquiring minds...