Friday, January 23, 2009

"Lucky Me" Quilt--Triangles in Green

This quilt started from my Tree Project.
When I started pulling out all my fabric for the trees, I soon realized I had way more greens than I remembered. So, I thought I'd just cut some squares from all that fabric and see where it ended up.

Here is what I came up with.


I was making it up as I went, though I'm positive it's not an original design or pattern. Although it came out WAY more traditional looking than I had hoped, I do like the look of all the greens together. I might even do some more monochromatic quilts in the future.


The only fabric I bought was a 1/2 yard (45.7 cm) of the dark green with large white polka-dots. I used lots from my 6" square stash. The rest is scraps from other projects and other people, along with a shirt or two that I chopped up. I love it when I can recycle fabric! I love it even more when I don't have to buy much fabric to finish a project.



Out of all the fabrics I used, which one do you think my husband notices? The camouflage, of course! He kept calling this my "Camo Quilt!" I think there is a total of eight 1/2 triangles of that camouflage on the entire quilt...and yet all he sees is the camo.

Though this quilt looks complicated, it is really quite simple. Here are my basic directions:


I cut the sashing in 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) strips before sewing (which I'll never do that small again!).


If you rotate the squares around, you can make this design as well. I incorporated them into the back of the quilt.


(Quilt Back)

I pieced the back with all my remaining green fabrics. There isn't a stitch of green left in the house.

And now, I need to decide how I'm going to quilt it. I'm leaning towards quilting the whole thing along the diagonal lines created by the triangles.

EDITED: FINISHED QUILT CAN BE SEEN HERE.

7 comments:

  1. Looks good! Is that quilt pic taken in your snow?! Nice backdrop. I like the triangle look. I'll have to try one baby quilt that way.

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  2. I like to see your sketches. :)

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  3. Wow, that turned out great! I like the pattern, and I really like the way the narrow sashing looks.

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  4. You are so talented. *sigh* It is one of my life time goals to learn how to quilt. I wish you still lived here so you could teach me. Actually, there are many more reasons I wish you still lived here, but that is definitely one of them. :)

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  5. I cant believe how fast you can whip out a quilt! Im impressed to be sure. This quilt looks great too.

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  6. I'm with Nancy.....can't believe how fast you are

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  7. Love that you didn't have to buy any fabric. Cutting up the shirt is a great touch. May as well reuse it. Tiffany

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