Transparent Mountain Mini Quilt

I love to just start sewing with no pattern.  Improv is such a creative release for me.  So after attending Carolyn Friedlander’s lecture and trunk show in March, I felt emboldened to dive into a new project.  I also felt the urge to actually cut into some of the most hoarded fabrics of my stash, which I actually have yet to do a month later…. hmmmm.  The benefit of using your favorite fabrics, is then you get to enjoy them in your finished work!

I started with the transparent idea, and chose triangles as my tool of choice.


My initial fabric pull was much more colorful and diverse then these 9 colors.  But after much deliberation, I chose to keep it minimal.


Getting the triangles to line up was a bit tricky, but basically I cut everything big with the plan to trim as necessary!photo16

The quilting turned my triangle quilt into a mountain scene, with subtle trees, wind and water.  It was refreshing to complete a mini-quilt, as it takes a fraction of the time a full size quilt usually takes me.  This is my first mini, and will be the first on my wall!photo15

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  • Reply Claudia May 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Nice free motion quilting there. Don’t expect such wonderfulness with the charity quilt that I am quilting.

    • Reply josiheron July 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks Claudia, glad you are using the charity quilt to play with FMQ. I am going to do the same here shortly!

  • Reply Avocado Quilts on the New Bloggers Blog Hop! - Avocado Quilts July 20, 2015 at 1:23 am

    […] My style: I tend to cut, design and sew by eye.  I can follow a pattern if I must, but I feel restricted doing so. I am at my best when I get an idea and run with it. Though I start more quilts then I finish! Sigh. I lean in the modern direction, below is a mini quilt of transparent triangles. […]

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