Monday, July 9, 2012

triangles

One day a month or so ago, I just decided that I couldn't hold on to these fabrics forever (my favorite Heather Ross prints), so I just started cutting and cutting, and eventually had this HUGE (for me) quilt that now lives on my daughters twin bed.  I don't know if she loves it.  She would probably pick princesses or something like that, but I love it and love that I used up so many favorite fabrics!
I used a fons and porter triangle ruler and cutting out the triangles went really fast.  Actually sewing them together went great too. 
I quilted it a quarter inch from each seam.  I love the look of this type of quilting.  If I'm going to quilt a bed size quilt, it has to be fairly easy, and this was!  Just takes time.
I pieced the back with prints from the front, and then bound it in a pink and white stripe.  I still love those stripes!
Every piece of fabric from this quilt came from my stash!  YaY!  I have been trying to use what I have, and I can actually see my stash shrinking a little.  It feels good.

ps:  I am destashing some fabric in my etsy shop.  I'm listing it as fast as I can...but really, that's pretty slow.  

50 comments:

  1. LOVE! Especially with it all stash!

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  2. It looks so soft and snuggle-ready, I love it!

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  3. That's so dreamy! Good for you, taking the plunge and using your HR stash--I'm still hoarding mine, I can't help it!

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  4. Ooooh, I love it! I love triangle quilts. What a bonus that it's all stash fabric, and your favorites too.

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  5. I love it! The colors scream summer to me and I really like all the triangles!

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  6. oh, so adorable and snuggly looking!

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  7. So so so pretty! I'm loving triangles, I need one of these rulers, I think.

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  8. Yay for stash busting! What a fun quilt! Good for you!

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  9. Beautiful! A great way to show off the prints too!

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  10. it's so beautiful! good for you for you for using up your stash. I think I always have to make a conscience effort to do that, otherwise I just go fabric shopping wild (there's always something I need, haha).

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  11. how fabulous!!! you will love that thing forever!

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  12. Ta da! You should be saying "ta da". It's definitely ta da worthy. Love it! The colors and the triangles and especially the pink striped binding.

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  13. It's gorgeous! And so cheery. Every time you make a quilt, I want to make one just like it.

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  14. What a stunner! Love this quilt!!

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  15. It's awesome! It looks so modern! I love the striped binding, too!
    Angela

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  16. Very pretty. I love scrappy stuff, the scrappier the better, and the fact that it all came from your stash is an added plus. Thank you for sharing.
    Susanne :)

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  17. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the scrappiness of it. :)

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  18. How lovely!! The scrappy colors are fab!

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  19. It must have been hard to make the first cut but I think it was worth it. Don't know how you got to make the triangles meet up so neatly. Maybe I need to get one of those rulers.

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  20. Gorgeous! That is the perfect Heather Ross quilt. I am still hoarding my stash, deciding what to do with it all.

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  21. tis beautiful! love it all and the binding!

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  22. that's great that you made a quilt with your treasured favorites. and all from stash! it's a beauty!

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  23. this is so beautiful. i love the range of colors and how playful the triangles are

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  24. I absolutely love this quilt!! Wish I had gotten into quilting earlier so I could have snagged some of those awesome fabrics ;), but knowing me I would be too scared to ever cut into them.
    I'm dying to make a triangle quilt, any tips you can pass along (other than the ruler, I need to get one of those!)?

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  25. Please tell me how you sew triangles together! I had a go at the weekend and it went horribly wrong :(

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  26. Just cut up my Mendocino for the same after making another triangle quilt. I'm loving triangles right now and yours is so cute!

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  27. Очень красивый и аккуратный квилт. У вас чудесный блог

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  28. Well, I don't know if your daughter loves it, but I sure do! This is a wonderful example of using a simple pattern, great fabrics and simple quilting to make a beautiful quilt. I get so discouraged sometimes looking at everybody's complicated quilts with elaborate quilting (that I can't do).

    Thanks for sharing and encouraging!

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  29. oh wow! If she doesn't love it, I will take it! That would be the perfect quilt to cuddle up on the couch under while reading a good book.

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  30. OMG this is amazing. You are a brave brave lady cutting into your munki munki. I don't have much, but I don't think I could do it.

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  31. This is so gorgeous. I have a big stack of japanese fabrics that I haven't cut into yet and your quilt has given me inspiration :)

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  32. Hi there :) it's my first time at your blog, and I just had to tell you how much I love all your quilts! I've just begun my very first quilt (I'm hand piecing and quilting). It's great to see al, of your finished projects - inspiration to keep going. :).

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  33. Everytime I see these triangles I wonder why I still haven't bought a triangle ruler!

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  34. This is really really beautiful.

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  35. I know I'm a little late to the party, but I love this! Fantastic job!

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  36. Oh Nettie! WHAT COURAGE YOU HAVE!!! I'm so impressed. I need to do that. I'm just so afraid to cut into that Heather Ross stash. Your daughter may not appreciate it, but I bet you will never get rid of that quilt, at least not for a long time. It's beautiful! Love the pink binding.

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  37. How big are your triangles?

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  38. I just love stripped bindings too! They add so much pizazz!

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  39. i, too, have been hoarding heather ross fabrics. its time for me to follow suit! love the triangles! any tips would be so much appreciated!

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  40. Very Nice, I am working on a triangle quilt like this and now I am motivated to finish it. It may be good that you didn't pick princesses as your daughter will grow out of wanting that. When my daughter was about 9 yo she stopped wanting anything princess, now she is into modern.

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