Now if you have been following me for any amount of time, you know I love solids. I'm new to Riley Blake solids though and I must say that they are pretty divine! They have a great hand and they are great to cut and sew.
Through the magic of blog time, I turned this delicious bundle of Riley Blake solids (Charcoal, Cayenne, Geranium, RileyBurgundy, RileyRed, RileyRaspberry, Rouge, TeaRose) ...
into this ode to the triangle, which I call Triad.
While I hadn't planned it, shortly into the process of laying out my little triangles on my design wall, I was reminded of one of my favourite t-shirts, which you can see in these pictures (Hi Maritime MQG!). Clearly my subconscious at work, eh?
I started with echoing the triangle seams, which gave a fun star effect at the triangle intersections and many little triangles.
For the negative space, I used the walking foot technique I've used in various ways on Heathia, Codex, Separation of Church and State, A Stitch in Time and Night Flight. Only this time, I used two colours on the top (a red Aurifil #2250 and a charcoal grey #2630) and a lighter grey (Aurifil #2625) on the back and kept to the triangle theme of the design.
I did two triangles in the red thread and filled the rest in with the charcoal grey thread. While this is a very time-consuming technique, the texture is so worth it! This technique looks so great against solid fabric.
I also threw in a little Fibonacci sequence in the large red triangle. Can you spot it? Hint: 1-1-2-3.
Let's go even closer...
The back is a lighter grey and it shows off the texture nicely. Finished with a non-mitred facing.
Final size: 22" by 37". I think Triad is my new favourite quilt. :)
Have you seen the other projects created so far on the Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour? If not, definitely take some time to check them out. Fabulous projects! Serious inspiration.
6/27 - A Bright Corner
6/27 - Salty Oat
6/28 - Trillium Design
6/28 - Allison Sews
6/29 - A Quilter's Table
6/29 - Bonjour Quilts
6/30 - Euphoria Jessica
6/30 - Material Girl Quilts
7/1 - Samelia's Mum
7/1 - Sassafrass Lane
7/5 - Quilt Matters
7/5 - During Quiet Time
7/6 - Sometimes Crafter
7/6 - Modern Handcraft
7/7 - Orchid Owl Quilts
7/7 - Piece and Quilt
7/8 - Sew Katie Did
7/8 - Tumbling Blocks
7/8 - Leigh Laurel Studios