Saturday, April 30, 2016

Triangle Pair

I finished the Triangles quilts I made for my brothers. One is already flying across the country, the other needs to have beauty shots taken.

Wanda always says there's no magic quite like a quilt made with one block, and she's right.

The quilt was made from stash, and so was the back.

Here it is laid out flat. Although this quilt is made from blocks that are half black and half white, notice how the quilt "reads" as mostly black.

One of the things I find interesting about quilts is how often the binding tells the quilt what color it is.  Triangle Twirl has just as much black as white in the quilt, yet because the quilt has light edges and a light binding, the quilt "reads" as white.

Here's the from stash made backing of Triangle Twirl. After its beauty shots and a trip through the washing machine, it will take a trip to its new home in Colorado.

Here's a closeup of Triangle Twirl's quilting.


suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

I love both quilts! Such a nice combination of fabrics.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful -- that outdoor shot in the tree really shows off the quilt! Interesting note about the different bindings on two similarly colored quilts changing the way they read overall. Hope your weather is better today than our's (gray, soggy, rainy).

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Beautiful; both of them! Interesting point on "reading" a quilt through its binding; that is really a game changer in overall appearance.

MrsB said...

I just have to say that you have the best color sense of any quilter I know and really, really choose exceptional fabrics.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I really love that first quilt. I can see I need to do one with a tall triangle.

Louise said...

Oh, these are fantastic! Great job! I'm sure your brothers will love them.

Now I want to cut all my stash into triangle...

The Joyful Quilter said...

Simple, yet effective. You've got to LOVE a scrappy quilt!! BOTH quilts are wonderful and I hope your brothers love them,too.