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:

**nicke... said...

gorgeous!

Angela Nash said...

LOVE! Especially with it all stash!

doodlebugmom said...

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

Meg said...

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!

Nettie said...

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

Johanna said...

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

Svetlana said...

oh, so adorable and snuggly looking!

Caitlin said...

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

Kara-Kara Pumpkineater said...

I love it too! Good work! :)

Myra said...

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

Jenn said...

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

Kiera Vanella said...

Beautiful!

Anna said...

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).

beth lehman said...

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

Rachel Hauser said...

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.

Krista said...

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

Heidi Staples said...

What a stunner! Love this quilt!!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

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

Susanne said...

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 :)

Kar said...

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

LimeRiot said...

How lovely!! The scrappy colors are fab!

meli B said...

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.

Megan said...

Weeeeeee! I love this!

Jo @ a life in lists said...

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

Debra said...

tis beautiful! love it all and the binding!

Sarah said...

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

Leslie said...

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

Jennifer B. said...

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!)?

Kim said...

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

Emily said...

Fantastic! I love it.

sewkatiedid said...

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

Paisley said...

Very cute!

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Phyllis said...

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!

leigh said...

love it so much nettie!

Janice said...

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.

Carolyn said...

this is gorgeous!!!

Jennifer said...

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.

Carol E. said...

Love the quilt!!

doyouwantapotato said...

I love it. :) It's so, so pretty.

Elena @ Modern Oliva said...

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 :)

Skwishee said...

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. :).

Amanda said...

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

Kristan said...

This is really really beautiful.

Julie said...

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

a maidenhair fern said...

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.

Rebecca said...

How big are your triangles?

Diane said...

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

mary manulkin said...

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!

Ginka said...

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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