April 26 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Triangles Quilt by Abi, *Snippets and Blabbery*

Abi writes, “…I was kind of following Denyse Schmidt’s pattern from her book Quilts, but I think she calls for 6″ squares, and I used a couple charm packs. So they were smaller 5″ squares. And then I wanted to enlarge it, but I didn’t do my math very well. I added triangles to the ends of the rows, which resulted in a very short, wide quilt. By that point, I was a little tired of the small triangles, so I made a couple rows of big triangles for the top and bottom. I had a lot of yardage of a few prints… so I made the top and bottom big-triangle rows all the same color. This is still my favorite pattern using charm squares– so simple. My lines aren’t perfect, and my quilting is pretty crazy, but that’s how it goes sometimes!”

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80 Responses to April 26 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Annabel says:

    Ooh it looks lovely- the white makes it really restful.

  2. Lauree Myler says:

    this is AMAZING… i love love love the color scheme!

  3. Cat says:

    I love this!!!

  4. Cristi says:

    I LOVE the way this looks.

  5. Kelli says:

    I wish my on-the-fly projects would turn out so cute. I usually end up with a date with my seam ripper. I really like the larger triangles to set off the top and bottom. Great job!!

  6. Ethne says:

    another stunning quilt – great scrap project

  7. Julie says:

    That sounds like the description of just about everything I make! LOL! I was kinda doing this, but I used that instead, and then I didn’t do the math quite right so I fudged this and added that… but it turned out ok, and I kinda like it. Ha ha ha!!

  8. Heidi says:

    I love the different sized triangles

  9. Colette says:

    Great job! A Flying Geese quilt will definitely my next project. Thanks for the inspiration =0)

  10. Marcia W. says:

    Glad to read that someone else retooled a pattern to match the fabric they had in hand. Looks like was intended to be the way it was made. Love it.

  11. Maeve says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love those flying geese!

  12. vicky says:

    This is really good…I love the colours…I keep seeing these orangey, brown fabrics in quilts and think they look really good.

  13. ~Helena~ says:

    That is a very nice quilt, I adore flying geese.

  14. Michelle says:

    Love charm quilts, if they are scraps from other quilts then it becomes a memory quilt too.

  15. lucy Johnson says:

    great quilt.
    really great colours.

  16. Julia says:

    PRETTY! PRETTY!

  17. Kathy says:

    I LOVE those triangles! So pretty!

  18. susana says:

    Amazing colors. And I love the bi triangles. I love how quilts are so often the children of inspired invention by necessity.

  19. Marcelle says:

    Hey Abi, I really like your quilt. It looks great and the colors used gives a sort of warmth feeling to the quilt.

  20. Manechka says:

    sooo nice!

  21. Carrie Heyde says:

    This is gorgeous. Thanks for telling us about the imperfections. It’s so encouraging.

  22. Sara says:

    Straight lines are not of importance–it’s the beauty of the whole quilt when it’s finished that makes quilting so appealing to me!

  23. Rose L says:

    Very prettty!

  24. It’s fabulous!

  25. Maureen says:

    Sometimes mistakes make a quilter creative. Lovely quilt.

  26. Ramona says:

    The colors are very pretty on this quilt and I love it that you make math mistakes too!

  27. Meghan says:

    Beautiful colors! I love the improvisation, too!

  28. Patty Simmons says:

    Fun quilt!

  29. Sarah says:

    I love the imperfections of this beautiful quilt — it makes quilting seem less strict and intimidating.

  30. Kimberly says:

    I think your improvisation sounds like lots of fun. Great job.

  31. Sara says:

    Love the earthy colors.

  32. Andi says:

    I love the colours in this quilt.

  33. Elizabeth says:

    This is so pretty. I absolutely love the colors. This would be a great pattern for a scrap quilt.

  34. Jodie says:

    Well, I think the quilt is fabulous. I love the triangles.

  35. Tara says:

    Love the colors! I made a Flock of Triangles quilt last year for a new baby cousin but the colors were much more muted.

  36. Nicole G says:

    I love the quilt. And I love how you used what you had to make it work. That’s what quilting is all about!

  37. Joy Mosley says:

    Really nice! I like that you aren’t a perfectionist.

  38. 4vs1 says:

    I really liked reading your story of the quilt. It’s great for those of us new to sewing to read that others encounter challenges too. :)

  39. Margaret says:

    Great fabrics and I like the two different sized triangles!

  40. Sorahart says:

    I really loved this book and it inspired me too! Only I don’t have any quilts to show for it yet. :)

  41. Kaye Prince says:

    Very sweet and I love using charm packs too!

  42. I like the fact that you can live with not so perfect!

  43. Wendy says:

    The colors are so warm and cozy feeling. Love it!

  44. amy says:

    I’ve followed the same quilt pattern using browns and greens… but I love your version, and I love the prints you chose! Nice job!

  45. Liz says:

    love flying geese!

  46. Beth says:

    I love seeing the variety in the quilts and I find it so refreshing to see them posted each day!!

  47. Jeni says:

    Beautiful!

  48. Christine says:

    You did a great job. I love the colors.

  49. Morgan says:

    This is great!

  50. sewlindaann says:

    I love it!! I really think the large triangles give it a lot more interest and makes it a really neat pattern.

  51. Rochelle says:

    I love this. And your story about how it came together inspires me bc/ it shows that while quilting can be perfect and tedious, it can also be beautiful when you’re just winging it as you go.

  52. qsogirl says:

    A beautiful result!

  53. Krystina says:

    Beautiful quilt!

  54. Southern Gal says:

    Pretty.

  55. alisha says:

    Lovely fabric.

  56. Megan Presley says:

    Very nice!

  57. Tracey says:

    Love the triangles big and small! And love the colours/ fabrics you used.

  58. alison says:

    Love this quilt – it’s so beautiful!

  59. Melissa says:

    Just my colors!

  60. Becca says:

    I love these cozy colours!! Beautiful… and great adaptations!

  61. PeachRainbow says:

    cute!

  62. Diana says:

    I think it’s really adorable! And I love the brown fabric with the polka dots. Thanks for admitting that not all quilters are perfect–I was beginning to think I was the only one who struggles! :)

  63. Fawn says:

    I love the quilt. Her improvization is understandable and admirable and it looks fantastic! Sounds like she approaches her challenges the same way I do. Love it!

  64. Nice quilt!

  65. Laurel says:

    I like!

  66. Pam says:

    The stunning fabrics really make this quilt. Would love to see a full (big triangle) shot.

  67. miranda says:

    love it!

  68. Jessica says:

    Good use of triangles!

  69. Leah says:

    “My lines aren’t perfect, and my quilting is pretty crazy, but that’s how it goes sometimes!” Thank you! I think we all forget this too often!

  70. Tong says:

    Love triangle quilts and this one is gorgeous!

  71. Aparna Mulgund says:

    I love it too. Great colors.

  72. Mary Ellen says:

    Like your idea of the larger triangles for the top and bottom. Would definitely put the Connecting Threads gift certificate to good use. The way they coordinate their fabric, kits, thread, and patterns is inspiring. Plus their lessons on stars, 9 patch, etc. are great for beginners.

  73. Melissa says:

    So cute! I love the color combinations!

  74. Katie says:

    This looks like the perfect quilt to curl up with on a cool fall day.

  75. Rebecca says:

    Its really nice. Love the color choices.

  76. Linda says:

    I like it!!!

  77. Greeblygreebly says:

    Good use of charm squares! :)

  78. Rachel says:

    Good work :)

  79. Upstatelisa says:

    Love it! Being a quilter means always thinking on you toes!

  80. Abi says:

    Thanks for picking my quilt!

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