Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Big Finish and the Tall Triangle

I finished a quilt - for reals!

This one has been in the works for awhile. I've been hoarding this Appleville fabric just waiting for someone I know to be having a baby girl. Back in November I got the news that I needed to start a baby girl quilt, yay! (Not for me - I'm done with that baby business.)

A friend had requested a triangle template to make a quilt that she had been thinking of, (I think similiar to this quilt). So I thought I'd test out the template while making this baby quilt, you know, two birds, one stone...

I came up with a bunch of patterns with tall skinny triangles, but eventually decided that I like this spikey one that has sort of a "Charlie Brown stripe" effect.  It's pretty bold and contrasty, should be interesting for a baby to look at. I hope.

Plus I LOVE the panels in this fabric line, so I made the back a feature too, it's pretty reversible.

I'm super happy with how it came out, and particularly love the woodgrain binding.  I can't wait to wash it and pass it on to it's new little owner this weekend.

I'm going to be listing this template in my shop today, on discount for a week to celebrate my first new template of the year!

Here's a drawing of the template, it's a 12" tall triangle with a top angle of 22.5 degrees. It'll be named the "tall triangle".  As I was trying to figure out how to use it to make this quilt, I came up with several ideas, here are a few.

I also used the template to make my PMQG holiday swap gift for Elizabeth.  I made an Ikea style bag for her to transport her quilts back and forth to her classes that she teaches and meetings and such.  I didn't get a pic of the finished bag (working until the last minute - you know how that goes) but here's a progress shot:

Anyway, I think it's a pretty versatile template, and hope some of you can find a use for it.  I have a couple more triangles ready to list soon as well, so keep and eye out.  Cheers!