I am very very very pleased to say that my pink and green triangle quilt is finally all done. I have procrastinated with this quilt in new and exciting ways over the last 6+ months… but she is now completed and I can move on with the rest of my life.
I must admit, in the spirit of full disclosure, that I had planned for this quilt to be bigger than what she ended up as, but I got to the point where I had had enough and just went with the blocks I had made. Her finished dimensions are 45 inches x 50 inches which is a smallish kids quilt.
I first posted this block way back in April… I had been given a small scrap pile of olive green fabric and wanted to do something with it. Hot pink fabric was chosen to go with the olive and a triangle paper pieced pattern from the “Modern Blocks” book was chosen. I was so optimistic with that first post I titled it “Triangle Love”.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, when I decided to bite the bullet and finish this sucker… but now I was referring to it as “Triangle Trauma“. Oh what a difference time makes….
Now all is said and done I am really happy with how this quilt turned out…but will not be jumping into another triangle quilt for a while! For the backing of the quilt I used a piece of Densye Schmidt which worked perfectly with the quilt top.
For the quilting I selected a random triangle, quilted around it and then radiated the quilting out from there. It is straight line quilting but with a twist. I went with pink thread of course, because you can never get enough pink in my opinion!
I nearly went with pink binding but opted for a Kona olive green instead – I think it made the pink pop a little more.
So now that I have finished a quilt, I am now, under Ashley’s mum’s rules, allowed to start another one. I have a pattern picked out and fabric pulled… stay tuned.
Quilt Details:Technique: Modern scrap Block: Paper pieced triangle pattern from “Modern Blocks” Finished size: 45″ x 50″
45 thoughts on “Tricky Triangles finally finished”
Cath!!! Love love love. What is that backing fabric. I am in love with that fabric. I’m so glad you finished this one, it’s beautiful.
That is beautiful!, love it.
Pretty, pretty, pretty … and I love the backing, too.
Love it! Turned out fantastic. That back is so perfect too!!
looks so beautiful!!! 😀 Way to go!
It’s gorgeus! those colours are really delicious! x Teje
It’s beautiful! I love it.
One of my all-time favourite colour combos, and the choice of backing was inspired. Some little person is going to be very, very happy!
Love this quilt Cath! The fabric choices and triangles are wonderful. It was definitely worth it!
Ooooh, eye candy. Great job as always. What kept you from finishing it? Just sick of triangles, colours?
I struggled with the triangles., as a block they just did not do it for me and it takes soooo many of the buggers to make a quilt. I really dragged my feet on this one.
I think it looks great – and the green binding plus pink quilting is a great choice !
Looks great. I love how you photographed the back overlapping the front. Wish I would have thought of that!
LOVE IT and anxiously await it landing in my mailbox (jk!!) 😉
So where am I sending it?
Cute triangle quilt – congrats on your finish! Love your color combo and your fabric choices. The backing fabric is perfect for it.
Beautiful! This really inspires me. Thank you.
Yes, indeedy, this is a knock-out combo of colors – yay you for finishing, and thanks a bunch for sharing – terrific!
Wow! What a beautiful statement piece.
It’s beautiful, and I love the back. It’s nice to know that I am not only one that feels like this on a project. Mine have become smaller as well, and I am fine with that . lol.
As someone wise commented on this post finished is better than bigger. I think is going to be my new mantra.
I LOVE this. Absolutely love. And the binding is the perfect choice. I think I probably would’ve gone pink, and I would’ve been wrong.
I think pink would have worked but it would have to be a darker pink/fuchsia. I just love how a quilt can change so much depending on your binding choice.
I can’t even express how much I adore this quilt, but I had to try. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Yet another awesome quilt completed! These days I find myself more in love with making quilt tops than doing the quilting to finish the quilt. I read your blog for inspiration to get my keister in gear!
Stephanie, I must admit I have a pile of unfinished quilt tops and fully understand the lure if the quilt top. I have to force myself to finish quilts all the time.
A stunning quilt. Love everything about it! Backing is a perfect choice. Well done for finishing it!
Oh – WOW!!!! it turned out great and look fantastic. The only UFO in my house is Stevie’s Garden who need to be sandwiched and quilted and I simply can’t find the strength or interest to wring it through the 6600……
Only one UFO is really really impressive. I am seriously jealous.
Love those FABULOUS colors!! You can never go wrong with Fuschia! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
I just love how this quit looks. Gorgeous!
It turned out beautiful. I feel your triangle pain! Can’t wait to see your next project.
It’s beautiful! I love the color combination and the green binding was definitely the right choice!
It is really pretty. I am so glad you stuck with it and finished. I love the two colors.
I love this so very very much. I first found your blog when I saw your initial traingles pinned on Pinterest and have been following ever since. I was so delighted when I saw that you were working on this quilt again and it is really wonderful to see it finished. The colour combination is spectacular. Congrats of a fabulous finsih.
Thanks Paula. There were moments when I thought this quilt would never get done. But glad I persevered.
I applaud your determination and love the continuing change in the quilt title!! I was following along with your progress and at first thought I might try it, but the more I looked at it the “confuser” I got! I think I will just be happy for your finish :o)
Kathleen I hope I have not turned you off triangles. There are quilters out there who love triangles and are more precise than me. I do not have a mathematical or meticulous mind and triangles just did not compute with me. They may be right up your alley. Only one way to find out…give them a go.
OMG how great is that colour combo?! Love that you’ve been so daring with your fabrics it’s worked out super well 🙂
this is beautiful, Cath! I love the bright colors!
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Love the way it came out! Beautiful color combination.
This quilt is beautiful. I think that finished is sometimes better than bigger. I felt that way with my second northern wind quilt. Hmmm… it had a ton of triangles too.
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Wonderful color choice and your piecing is superb!
It came out beautiful!