Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Triangle Sampler

I am thrilled to be contributing to the Fall 2013 Blogger's Quilt Festival!


My contribution is a recent finish, my Triangle Sampler wall hanging.

It started with a bag of mis-cut squares purchased at the Keepsake Quilting annual tent sale and some natural Essex Linen.  My goal was to practice triangles and play with linen.  
 And play I did!  I made hourglass, flying geese, half-square triangles, zig-zag and other triangle combinations (that probably have official quilt block names?).   I even cracked open a couple of the beautiful quilt books I have been adding to my quilt library.  There are Migration, Bowties and Blooms and Three in the Breeze all by John Q. Adams from the Shape Workshop book.  I also used Amanda Sasikirana's Criss Cross Triangle and Monika Wintermantel's Front & Center blocks from Modern Blocks.

Fitting all the various sized triangles with some negative space for eye resting was a good challenge for me.  For the quilting, I considered just sewing lots of straight vertical lines (I love that look).  However, I thought a little more dimension might be interesting, so I drew four random triangles on the quilt and just started echoing at about 1/2" apart.  Some of the triangle intersections were a challenge.
Although this is a wall hanging, the back actually shows the quilting nicely.

Looking around my little sewing/office/guest bedroom (blogged about here), it was obvious I needed something quilty on the walls.  Much better don't you think?

Summary of the Triangle Sampler:
Size:  36" by 48"
Fabrics:  Essex Linen in natural, scrap neutrals, Kona Snow, Curry and Ash and a little Comma by Zen Chic
Thread:  Pieced and quilted with my go-to Aurafil 2021Cream
Quilting:  On my domestic sewing machine with my trusty walking foot.

Thank you for stopping by KayakQuilting!   I feel so fortunate (and inspired!) to be part of a wonderful community of talented, sharing people.  Please join me in supporting all the other quilters participating in this festival by viewing their blogs, nominating your favorites and voting! 



  1. Oh, what a perfect place to display this lovely, lovely quilt! Absolutely love the little hints of green in there. As always...wonderful!

  2. Beautiful work! I love your use of neutrals and that linen is gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful triangle quilt, Kathy! The neutral scheme is brilliant - and the little pops of colour set it off nicely. The quilting is perfect and really adds a nice dimension!

  4. I love your quilt and it look perfect on the wall with your drapes and pillow. Your quilting on the back is nice!! :)

  5. This is incredible! I love that you literally turned someone's scraps into something so lovely. :)

  6. The perfect compliment to your home. Lovely entry.

  7. I keep staring at this quilt, it's wonderful!

  8. Fabulous have done a great job. Love it!!

  9. What a great sampler! Gotta love those triangles. Very nice work.

  10. I love the pops of yellow and green:-) Stunning!!!

  11. This quilt is so pretty, and it looks absolutely perfect in that room! fabulous!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  12. I Love this. Great colour choices!

  13. That's a fun quilt. It looks fabulous hanging in your room! (And I love your grey walls.)

  14. Very cool quilt! I love all the neutrals with the pop of yellow. The quilting is so perfect for it!

  15. What a stunning quilt! It's always fun when you just play and then end up with a beautiful piece! Great spot for it too :) thanks for linking up!


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