Friday, August 7, 2015

musical triangles version 2.0

i, for one, find it very interesting when two quilt patterns are done multiple times in varying colors, and how extremely different they turn out.  i personally have done it with the amy butler daisy chain, oh frasson's catvent, and now the triangle quilt along pattern.  this one i find especially interesting, because the theme is SO similar, and the quilts look exactly the same.  case and point, this music themed triangle quilt.
i like this pattern because of the simplicity of it, and of the two from last year, it was totally my favorite.  something about the repeating pieces, lack of border, and all around simplicity just worked for me.  so much, it has really made me not like block quilts right now... ha!  compared to last year's version of this quilt it looks so much different, and yet has the exact same theme to it.
last year's quilt was definitely more dark fabric with hints of light ones mixed in, and this one ended up being the opposite.  i cut out the triangle quilt first before the other just to ensure i would have enough fabric pieces.  when i was pulling in a few other fabrics here and there during the assembling process, i thought it was going to be more black/gray pieces all over, but i was totally wrong!  not in a bad way wrong, though!
because of the backing fabric, the quilting isn't as obvious as it was last year, but i think that's a good thing. had there been this crazy busy back with crazy noticeable quilting, i think my eyes would have gone crazy! basically, i followed the edges of the triangles with my walking foot top to bottom creating a diamond shape. and no chalking was needed. hip hip, hoorah!
the same binding was used for this quilt as the amy butler one from the week before, just without a border.  i just really like this quilt... a lot.  someday, i might actually get around to making the one i have planned for me :)
i like to save the best for last in this post.
i actually had someone there at camp with us that week (my sister) that i could make climb up on a giant rock and hold this quilt up there in all it's glory.  i just had this vision to include some DMMC ambiance in with this quilt, and it just worked perfectly!
happy friday, y'all :)

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