Monday, April 28, 2014

triangles {a finished baby quilt}

Hello friends, how are you all? I've been so very busy lately with work, kids, and all the regular mundane everyday stuff that I barely had any time for sewing.


But once I read Mary's post showing her gorgeous triangle baby quilt  I simply had to stop what I was doing and make a similar quilt right away.


I started off with this bundle of mostly low volume fabrics from my stash. Once I started cutting and piecing my triangles I decided to substitute some of the prints with Kona Snow. Yes, that's how I always, always work. I cut my fabric as I go. It's not the quickest way to piece a quilt top, but it gives me a lot more control over which fabrics I use (or don't) in my quilts.


I can't even begin to tell you how much I love all these sweet prints and soft colors together. I'm very seriously considering making a similar quilt for myself, or at least a pillow :) I used the same technique to piece the top as Mary did. I found it a little tricky at first and questioned the method, but look at all those points. Perfection!!! I'm sure I will use this technique again.


I did straight line quilting along both sides of each seam and finished this sweet little quilt off using orangey-red sketch fabric.


The quilt finished at 30" x 42" and is already washed, dried, wonderfully softened and crinkled, and ready to be gifted in a few days.

Thanks for stopping by. Svetlana

39 comments:

  1. Love this quilt! The colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. I love this quilt!! The colours are perfect together and the quilting looks great!!! I am looking for a pattern for a baby quilt and this just might be the ticket!! Thanks! I hope to save this to my Quilt & Sew board on Pinterest.

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  3. A beautiful quilt, with perfect points!!! Love the colours and the quilting.

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  4. I love this color palette! I saw a similar one at Red Pepper Quilts a few days ago and stocked up on some baby blues and greens to make a quilt for my newest boy.

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  5. So sweet, Svetlana! I love the bright binding!

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  6. Oh that is so sweet and cuddly looking! And thanks for the link to Mary's triangle method...I will have to give this a try!

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  7. Love your mix of fabrics...as usual!

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  8. I always love your posts Svetlana. This quilt is just adorable!

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  9. Love that choice for the red binding. It makes that beautiful quilt pop!

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  10. so cute!! your binding frames the quilt perfectly!!

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  11. I am in love with this sweet little quilt! The colors are so perfect. The orangeish binding is perfect.

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  12. very pretty with a nice range of fabrics

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  13. Lovely! Love the soft colours and the binding makes the perfect finish.

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  14. Very sweet baby quilt, Svetlana. We've been seeing a lot of triangle quilts, but I love your low volume choices and that binding frames the softness perfectly. Well done! It will be such a joy to the recipient!

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  15. What a lovely soft sweet quilt! That baby will love it.

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  16. oh I love this! so soft! love the bright binding!

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  17. Turned out lovely :) I cut as I go a lot too and make decisions on fabric along the way. Much more fun that way :) I have been dying to make a triangle quilt, just have to find time. I will check out the technique you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Such soft colours, perfect for a baby quilt :)

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  19. This is so lovely and gender neutral! It's always funny in class when folks look puzzled and question techniques that aren't 'obvious', and then when it works big smiles appear!

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  20. Such a cute baby gift! Love the choice of low volume and the sparks of green. A triangle quilt has been on my list for this year. I wonder if I would be able to master those corners which are the reason to postpone it.

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  21. I cant believe you made this in such a short space of time - its beautiful :)

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  22. Svetlanko, nadherny quilt! Opravdu jsi vybrala super latky. A jak ti krasne sedi vsechny dily!! Mas ji krasne usitou a barevny lem je super :) No, proste paradni darek jsi pripravila :)
    Mej krasne dny!! Pa, Jola

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  23. So pretty! It reminds me of the one Mary@ Molly Flanders completed recently! I love the colour palette you chose!

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  24. This is really beautiful! I need to stock up on some low volumes...

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  25. Looks beautiful!
    Seems like a bonkers piecing method, but great results x

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  26. Svetlana,
    LOVELY!!! I just adore triangle quilts. Will need to give this approach a try next time.

    Also, where do you purchase your quilt labels (or tags)??

    Dianne

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  27. That's an amazing fabric pull and the perfect pattern to show off your pretties. Beautiful

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  28. Love the colours in this, and the wee foxes are so cute!

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  29. I definitely need to try this! Love this ;c)
    Where do you get your quilt labels? I'm in search for some! Thanks

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  30. beautiful! love the binding. I, too, cut my fabric as I go.

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  31. I am in LOVE!!! seriously I think I favorite every single thing you make! lol Sounds like I need to check out that triangle method, mine turned out less than perfect last time.

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  32. I was wondering, Svetlana, when you cut fabric as you go do you cut strips from yardage? I'm quite new to quilting and I'm keen to play around with all the fabric I've bought but I don't know how best to use small amounts - do I cut a strip as wide as I need and take bits from it (which has already left me with a big pile of spare squares and strips) or should I chop chunks from the bottom as I go? I don't really want to follow patterns but not knowing what I'm doing ahead of time has left me scared to cut into all sorts of lovely fabric. I really admire your work and thank you for sharing it in this fabulous blog!

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  33. It's sooooo lovely! I love the bright lime green mixed with the low volume and the red binding is a wonderful way to finish it off. Nice work!

    Also, I'm glad to hear that you cut as you go. I do a lot of editing during the process and it's nice to hear that I'm not the only one! :)

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  34. This is so soft and perfecty perfect. Love the pop of red for binding and the backing!

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