Tuesday 5 July 2016

Triad - A Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour Finish

I'm pretty excited about the finish I'm going to share with you today. It's part of the Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour featuring Riley Blake Confetti Cottons and Crayola Colors. If you are new to my blog, welcome!

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.

Why the name? Threes abound in this quilt -- triangles have three sides of course, the three floating triangles, three main sections of the quilt design, three layers of the quilt, three thread colours. So Triad just seemed pretty apt.

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?

This was definitely a quilt that I wanted people to step closer to look at the details so I went to town on the quilting.

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 HeathiaCodexSeparation of Church and StateA 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 - Salty Oat
6/28 - Allison Sews


  1. J'aime beaucoup, simple mais jolie. Bonne journée

  2. Exquisite!!!! I love the quilting you did on the, M-R

  3. Wow. I enjoyed your sneak peeks on Ig, but the finish - well it's just really something! Nicely done!!

  4. This quilt is gorgeous! Love everything about it!

  5. Amazing quilt! Love the colors, love the quilting and love the design. I can see why it is your newest favorite!

  6. Beautiful! And the quilting is amazing. xx

  7. This is stunning! I just love everything about it! :)

  8. Very dramatic quilt! I like the design - nice job!!!!

  9. The subconscious is an amazing thing! This is fabulous M-R! Perfect name, perfect quilting, just perfect!

  10. I seen it on IG and it's fab! I love the quilting especially!

  11. Wow! I think Triad is MY new favorite quilt, too! Well done!

  12. This is simply amazing MR! I love everything about it - the colours, the piecing and the quilting.

  13. Beautiful negative space! And your quilting--Yowzah!

  14. M-R, I love it, I love it! Super fantastic colors and geometry here! Nice work! :)

  15. Do you have a pattern for this quilt? My daughter stumbled upon it tonight and would like me to make it?

  16. M-R, I would like to make this quilt for my son who is going to college this fall. He loves everything about this quilt. Can you please tell me if you have a pattern available for purchase? Thank you so much. Carrie Fox foxbaskets@aol.com


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