Challenge Quilts, Progress

Quiltcon Triangle Challenge – Work In Progress

I have put a lot of time and thought into the QuiltCon 2016 Triangle Quilt Challenge lately. Here is an update on my progress, almost a complete quilt top with loads of tiny triangles:

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Receiving the triangle template coincided nicely with the opportunity to attend Tula Pink’s launch of her Eden fabric line at Fancy Tiger in Denver last month. What a great experience shared by so many quilters! My good quilty friend Angie and I had a chance to chat with Tula and her business partner/brother, Cameron, for quite a bit before the lecture. So inspirational!

Picture with Tula Pink, Angie and I from the Eden release party, thank you @tulapink for chatting with us and making quilting cool! And thank you @fancytigercrafts for hosting such an amazing event! #ilovequilting

The release was also a shopping frenzy, where I purchased the fat quarter bundle of her True Colors line, as well as some of the gloriously huge Freefall 108″ backing fabric in navy and silver, both of which I am using for this challenge.

Cutting into my Tula True colors for the #quiltcon2016trianglequiltchallenge ! #quiltcontrianglechallenge #mqgtrianglechallenge

A quick breakdown of my design process.  To keep it fun, I had no overall design in mind as I began, as I tend to be visual and need to play with the shapes. So I cut 72 triangles to start, 6 each from the 12 different fabrics, and spent a lot of time shuffling them around my design wall. Here is one of the designs I auditioned:

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As I started sewing these together, I decided I needed more rows of triangles, so I cut 72 more, and then 72 more. This time when I lined them up, I felt it was too saturated, and looked like tire tracks!

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Standing the rows on their end led me to my current arrangement, which seems more balanced.

Triangles coming together @ezquilting #simplicitytriangle #trianglechallenge #quiltcon2016trianglequiltchallenge

Now I have been auditioning the quilting, as I have a lot of negative space to fill!

I have finally determined the size of this quilt. Based on the width of the Freefall fabric I purchased (which is 108” long btw!), I will make it 58” x 65”. It is such a great feeling to put to use these fabrics so soon after purchasing them. When you make a quilt and then cuddle with it, it might as well be made from your favorite fabrics so they can be enjoyed!

What favorite fabrics have you cut into lately, and do you ever have regrets?

Linking up with Lee at Freshlypieced.com for WIP Wednesday.

Also, I am SOO excited to share that Stephanie from thelatenightquilter has launched her quilter’s planner and it features my Whirling Plus block from the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop!!   Can you see my block in the upper left corner?  Yeah!! PlannerThe planner is truly perfect for the quilter, it has patterns and block instruction throughout, as well as a section for notes and fabric swatches.  For more information, click here.

Feel free to follow me via email, bloglovin or instagram @AvocadoQuilts!!

Cheers,

Josi

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4 Comments

  • Reply Lori October 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I love this arrangement and the negative space it creates. Can’t wait to see what you do with the quilting!

  • Reply Micki October 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I like the design and the bright colors. great job! micki@2dogsstudio.us

  • Reply Carrie Wikander October 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Well I must say, I LOVE this quilt. Really. The colors and the design. I just remembered about the thing the other day -don’t think I’ll be making one, but maybe I’ll get inspired. Best of luck, though, with this – it’s fabulous.

  • Reply tisha @ quiltytherapy October 23, 2015 at 8:30 am

    This is awesome. Great design and interesting to see the triangles not look like triangles in the overall design.

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