Saturday, March 31, 2012

triangle victory

I have to start by saying Thank you!!! for all the love and wonderful comments you left me on my defeat by triangles post a while back. Thanks to all your encouragement and helpful tips on how to piece triangles more precisely, I decided to give it another try a few days ago. And, this is what the quilt top looked like after all the triangles were pieced together. yay!!!


I kept thinking whether to add a scrappy border, but at the end I decided I liked it just the way it was. I used washi fabric by Rashida in coal for the backing (I so, so love that fabric).


I decided to use aqua thread to quilt diagonally along the triangles' sides. I really like the way it looks on charcoal backing. I think it adds another fun dimension to the whole quilt and plays really nicely with Kona aqua that I used to bind this colorful beauty.


I really, really love the way this quilt turned out. And, to give credit where credit is due, it was totally inspired by this poster I found on Pinterest.

Finished size is 39" x 47". I can't even tell you how happy I am that I was able to turn my triangle fiasco into a successful quilt. I'll be able to sleep better now, no more thinking about how to properly piece triangles so their points don't get cut off. That's not going to last that long, of course, because I have tons of projects running through my head right now and I'm sure some of them will keep me up at night, as usual.


Hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend, Svetlana.

36 comments:

  1. What a great quilt. I love everything about it.

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  2. So glad you carried on with it - it is awesomely good!

    You must feel elated!

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  3. Woohoo, so glad you were able to work it all the way through, it looks fab!

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  4. Oh my goodness! This is drop dead gorgeous!!

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  5. Your quilt is fabulous, well done for persevering, it looks like a piece of modern art!

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  6. I love the colours...it turned out fabulous.

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  7. Incredible, Svetlana! You definitely conquered the triangles!

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  8. It is beautiful, I am so glad you went back to your idea and made it work.

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  9. It's stunning. WOuld love to hear what tips worked for you!

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  10. It's fabulous, so glad you kept going.

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  11. Eek! It knocks my socks off! Love it! So glad you returned to try again.

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  12. Jaw-dropping gorgeous, Svetlana! Way to totally triumph with triangles.

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  13. It's awesome Svetlana! The triangles are a lot bigger than I thought at first. Love it.

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  14. This is so gorgeous, Svetlana...cheerful and beautiful and absolutely stunning. Hail the conquering heroine!!

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  15. It is gorgeous! You make it sound so easy to make that quilt!! I love the way you placed the colors and the colors you used ♥

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  16. It is sooo Good! I love your triangle quilt! x Teje

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  17. Well done for perservering, it is stunning!

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  18. So very gorgeous! May I pin this on Pinterest?

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  19. Glad that you finally were able to get those triangles to co-operate, do you have any secrets you can pass on to those of us who are still struggling?

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  20. To the victor the spoils! This is fantastic. Glad you didn't let those triangles win!

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  21. I love the finished result-- could you share what ended up working for you?

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  22. What a gorgeous piece!! I love how the rainbow and black & white sections alternate like that. I'm already dreaming of how that would look in our house!

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  23. Gorgeous! So glad you kept going.

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  24. I just adore your triangles quilt - the use of solids is so inspiring! i hope mine can look as amazing as yours does!

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  25. Your quilt was the inspiration for my mini patchwork prism quilt Front - http://www.flickr.com/photos/54482836@N03/7216587754/in/photostream Back - http://www.flickr.com/photos/54482836@N03/7216592286/in/photostream/
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  26. Hey, it looks great. Love it that my design inspired you :)

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  27. I love this! such bright colors.

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  28. what a really really great blanket!!

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