Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A few more finishes...

Where did the time go?  I've been scrambling to finish a few quilts for my local guild show.  Last weekend in Feb we had our show.  It was a good show but the weather definitely effected the gate numbers.

There were lots of great quilts, vendors, and programs.  Our featured speaker was Roderick Kircofe the author of Maverick quilts.  He's a fun speaker and it was interesting to hear how he developed his collection of Mid last century Quirky Quilts!

Here's one of my entries,  this quilt was still in pieces when I left for India.  Fortunately the construction was pretty simple.
And since this is Such a scrap-o-licious project I'm linking up with Scraptasti Tuesday: link is to the right!
I used my Scrappy techniques to construct blocks that accommodated the paper template.
Once the first triangle was cut from the block the right triangles could be rotated arount and sewn to make another equilateral triangle.
I was surprised at how easy these triangles were to piece together.  
Here's the final result.  I was really happy with the color scheme and general mechanics but I backed it with minky and tho' it feels soft and wonderful it did not quilt as well as I would have liked.  Oh well, Ya got to try new things, right?
More on the Fair next.
Cheers, CW


  1. Oh those scrappy triangles look like lots of fun. I might have to try some one of these days. I didn't realize they were so large until you showed the pic of the quilt on the bed. Question...when you backed with minky did you also use batting in the quilt?

    1. That was the part that did not work so well. I thought the minky woulh be enough but it really needed batting to help keep its shape. But it does feel lovely! Thanks for stopping by! cheers, cw

  2. Wow Claire! I love this! I love everything about it, the colors and all the scrappy goodness! Did you use batting with your minkie? I have read some people don't.

  3. Cute quilt! The triangles are so much fun! I love quilting with Minky, but I definitely can't pull it as tight as I would with cotton because it does stretch and that will impact how it looks after quilting.

  4. I love this quilt and I want to make one--along with a kajillion others! Did you pull certain colors for this or just pull out scraps to make the blocks for the triangles?

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY (yesterday)!!

  5. What a fabulous idea, Claire! Great way to use up scraps!

  6. What a great idea - I might have to pinch it! I could even use my Sizzix to cut out the triangles. Another to add to my list. Thank for sharing and for linking up to #scraptatictuesday

  7. It is super cute, thanks for sharing. I will need to try one myself!