Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ta Da! - Triangles, a mini quilt; and last day to link your Q1 FAL finishes

Triangles

Triangles, she is a mini quilt about 22" x 16" after I washed her.

Triangles

Folks suggested that the binding have a bit of the orange linen from the back, and my son suggested it go around the corner. I followed both suggestions, I think it works prefectly.

Triangles - back

The quilting was done with a variegated Valdani thread - white, cream, goldish. And I stitched the lines close together with uneven spacing and slightly wobbly. I have to say that this quilting looks like far more work than it was. Washing added just the right amount of texture.

Triangles - back

The back is Essex Linen in orange.

Triangles

The front is creamy white Essex Linen and various quilting cottons.

Triangles

I just love this little quilt, I need to make it a label and hanging corners, pack it with some goodies and send it off to my secret partner in the swap. I might need to make another for me, but I am thinking of making one that is similar but bigger, maybe lap sized.

Maybe some triangles?

Remember the original picture that got so much flickr attention. The quilt has lost some of the luminous quality of this photo. Also, I still wonder if I should have put in the work to piece that second from the left bottom triangle out of line like it is in this first photo. But overall, I love how this idea has played out in the finished quilt.

she can quilt

Remember to link up your Q1 FAL finishes here by 11:59 pm MST tonight, April 7. After that the link closes and I will be working on checking the finishes and drawing the winners - can you believe it - we have 326 links already, I think that the FAL is working.

Oh, and it is time to start getting your Q2 lists finalized as the link to post them will open on April 8, and you will have a week to get your list up.

Thank you again to our wonderful tutorial authors - each of the tutorials was awesome I thought. I hope you have enjoyed them too. I will post a list of the tutorials and links to them on the 2013 FAL page so you will be able to easily find them again, just give me a day or so to do that. Feel free to share anything you make using the tutorials in the FAL flickr group here.

Best,

Leanne

31 comments:

Judith said...

And she is gorgeous !

Nicky said...

Fabulous Leanne! Perfect I think! You must make one for yourself.

Sheila said...

Lovely little mini - and I love that you have a thread called goldfish.
Well done on a successful first quarter.

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Beautiful quilt Leanne! A big one would be amazing!

Patchwork and Play said...

Fabulous- as we have come to expect from you! So original!

Toni said...

Beautiful! I love the quilting and now I think I may need some orange Essex. And yes, the FAL is definitely working! I'm sure you are, too!

tusen said...

She's lovely, I'd have a hard time parting with such a quilt. Great that you're planning another one for yourself.

Sarah said...

Triangles looks wonderful! You have such a great way with seemly simple shape and design. Your works like this and shattered never look like they have too much negative space yet are so clean and uncluttered too. I love it, hope you all make time to make a version for yourself. Good suggestion from your son on the corner binding in orange - works a treat!

Nicole said...

It looks fantastic, Leanne! I love the quilting you did. What a lucky partner!

Carla said...

I love your little quilt and the negative space around the triangles. From the back, the quilted triangle where the quilting lines cross is sooooo clever! Great job. Your finish along motivated me to work extra hard and get one more finish before I post my link later today. Thanks so much!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks perfect, and I hadn't even noticed the difference from the original photo til you pointed it out!

elle said...

GREAT IDEA FOR BINDING. THE FAL HAS BEEN FABULOUS! tHANKS SEW MUCH. i AM VERY MOTIVATED TO CONTINUE FINISHING.

Kati said...

I really, really love this. The quilting is perfect. I need to try it!

Debbie said...

oh I love little Triangles! Very very fun and the bit of orange binding and your quilting is just perfect!

Svetlana said...

It's perfect, absolutely perfect in every way. And so you!

Sarah said...

Really love it :-)

Caroline said...

Very very pretty! Great choice on the quilting.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I really, really love it - lucky partner!

Betty said...

Leanne, I just love your little quilt! This morning I decided rather than change out pictures over my bed, I would do a quilt for the space and this one (yours) may be just the ticket - fun and easy on the eyes! Thanks for sharing.

Very Berry Handmade said...

That's a real beauty. Great decision on the binding.

Catherine said...

Absolutely love the triangles. Can't believe you are giving it away!

Flying Blind... said...

It is absolutely perfect, no second guessing what ifs thank you missus!!!

Di said...

The mini is just beautiful. Di x

diane said...

The triangle quilt is a beauty. I really like all the use of linen and that splash of orange binding is perfect.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Just gorgeous! I really love this mini

Annabella said...

It would make a stunning lap sized quilt - I love it and so will your very lucky partner!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Utterly gorgeous!

Little Island Quilting said...

What is Valdani thread like compared to, say, Aurifil?

jeifner said...

It's beautiful. Lovely color combo and the quilting is wonderful. Love the close lines and intersection.

Cottilello X said...

Oooh, I love it, another lovely. Do you have time to sleep at all??? Tx

Janie said...

love this line