Oh man, I am so addicted to making quilts. I have more quilt ideas than there are days in the year. Every single one I make is my favorite. But this one. THIS ONE. This one is the magic one. The favorite that might last forever.
That color scheme? It was totally inspired by a photo of an outfit. A watermelon colored top and an eggplant colored bottom. I was SOLD. Totally sold. I went to Jo-anns and they didn't have any fabrics that came close to the "right" colors that I was looking for. So I stopped by my local quilt store and almost died at their gorgeous solid color cottons. Seriously, so pretty. It took me about five minutes to find the six shades that I knew would capture the magic I was looking for.
I turned my fabric into equilateral triangles that were six inches tall and then sewed and sewed until I had strips and sewed some more until I had a 44x60 rectangle. And then, this quilt top sat for over a month as I looked for a back and binding fabric that did it justice. It was tricky work to try and match the perfection of the top colors.
But on Friday, I headed back to the quilt store, this time determined not to leave until I found something that made sense. And really, what made the most sense was keeping it simple. I feared a patterned back or binding might ruin it so I went with a coral and dark red. I think the stitching adds enough pattern and I am happy with the diamond effect.
This weekend was a flurry of activity until finally, a quilt, a gorgeous triangle quilt was born. This quilt will always and forever remind me of autumn 2012. And the circus. Something about the stacked triangles gives off a circus-y vibe to me.
I have just one more "gift quilt" to complete by Christmas and then I can figure out what's next for my little sewing machine. Questions about this quilt? Ask in the comments and I'll answer them there. And be sure to check out this tutorial for a similar quilting how-to.