Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blogger's Quilt festival - Scrappy Triangles

I decided to link with Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side Here's the link.  It is a great way to be introduced to lots of quilts, websites and network around.
I chose a quilt to show that I finished earlier in this year.  I was so happy with the color scheme.  I think it is rather eye catching!  It was a really fun quilt to make you can read about the mechanics here.
The first pic is on my design wall not quite finished but the color came out better in this pic than the finished pic that follows.

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I would take a picture of the finished quilt on the design wall but I sent it off to The Sacramento Guild to promote my Scrap Strategies class that I will be teaching there in November.   Some of the triangles have moved around but it's still basically the same top/
I was really happy with the way this quilt turned out except I used Minky for the backing and that did not work out so well.  But it was really fun making the top, so maybe I'll just make another one and use a different backing.  Course it won't be exactly the same 'cause it was mostly scraps that have been used up,  but that's half the fun!
Happy Blog hopping!
Cheers, Claire W.

26 comments:

  1. Those scrappy triangles look like lots of fun to make. And I love the finished quilt, great colour combo!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you had a chance to check out the link on the post where I demo these fun triangle blocks?! cheers!

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  2. You really inspire me with this quilt. Thank you so much.

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  3. I like the triangles in the first photo but my favorite part is the one single circle. Very cool!

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    1. Thanks, I don't think the circle in the triangle block made the 'cut' but it will probably make it into the next top!

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  4. A lovely and original way to use scraps. Love the colors. (Of course I do. That light blue reminds me of the background of my quilt. Ha.) I so sympathize with the issue of bad color photos of large finished quilts. I need to find a solution, too, and it probably has to do with lighting.
    What fun your students will have with this class! I look forward to reading about that day, too.

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    1. Thanks Ann, I think taking pix with quilts hanging vs horizontal makes a difference too which does also have to do with the lighting being more even over the surface of the quilt (I think?) Thanks for stopping by! cheers, CW

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  5. It really is a great color scheme. A quilt to make you smile!

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  6. What a wonderful example of a scrap quilt!! I've never used Minky, so I would be interested to hear more about that. What about it gave you trouble?

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    1. Thanks! The minky I used on this quilt had a very synthetic shinny kind of finish on the back and it gave the quilt kind of a weird crackly feel to it. I've used other minkys that had more of a cotton velour feel and it was much softer and more squishy. I've also used plush blankets and those are quite nice but sometimes the plush pokes through in the quilting. I like to experiment with backings but occasionally it does not work out. Thanks for stopping by! cheers, Claire W.

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  7. Really interesting design--thanks for sharing!

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  8. What a fascinating combination of triangles. I really like how that looks.

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    1. Thanks, I've been making square scrappy blocks for a long time and then I saw a quilt made with all triangles and I thought why not make my scrappy units other shapes? Who'da thunk?! LOL

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  9. Hmm, what makes this scrappy quilt work so well is the combination of scrappy blocks and solid blocks and the soft blue. Funny how we figure out what works, but we still have to experiment. You say the Minky doesn't work but I love that crinkly look. Call it texture and see if that helps. Beautiful choice for the festival!

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    1. Hi Mary! Yes, the solid blocks are an important part of why this works. When I started laying the scrappy blocks out I realized it would be way to busy if all the blocks were scrappy so i started adding some simple triangles and liked it a lot better. I think of projects like this are kind of like sculpting in clay: pinch a bit off here add a bit there and eventually you get to where you want to be! Thanks for your comment and stopping by! cheers, CW

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  10. As you know, I love this quilt! I may just have to make one.

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    1. Thanks Jan! We can make some together?!

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  11. You are right about the colours - they sing. I like the idea of the scrappy triangle blocks too.

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  12. Thanks Kaja, They are really fun to make, I know I keep saying this but it's really true! cheers, CW

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  13. Very lovely quilt. Lots of visual interest and the color combination is perfect. I've used minky with no problems. I bought a piece that was double sided without knowing it and it still lays. I think I'll just do a hand blanket stitch around that one and call it done.

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  14. uh, I don't think I've ever seen double sided Minky. But a blanket stitch sound like a good idea! I've used Minky before with no problem but this had some kind of slick finish on the back that made it feel kinda funny once it was quilted. Oh well win some loose some. thanks for stopping by! cheers, CW

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  15. Such a fun quilt Claire! I just adore scrap quilts so many possibilities and here's another idea you've done!

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