Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Sticking to the Point

...or perhaps I should say - trying not to stitch over more than 300 of them!


Last Thursday, on a whim, I decided to cut in to my precious FQs of Anna Maria Horner's Field Study. Triangles it would be.  There was slashing and slicing and A LOT of triangles and no solids...no sashing.
Today, I finished the top.  It measures 60" x 73"

Some of the points are good. Are they all perfect? No.


Will I lose any sleep over them? No. This one is for me and I won't be checking any points when I'm snuggling underneath it.


There will be a brief hiatus while I order batting and wait for this backing fabric to arrive from Pink Castle - some Loulouthi Coreopsis voile, which will make it soft and very snuggly. Well at $6 a yard it would have been rude not to.

Coreopsis Voile in Lichen

It was fun piecing the triangles but sewing the numerous strips together wasn't so joyous.  Needles lost their lives as did pins.  Thanks to Fiona and Collette for encouraging me not to trim the triangles - it certainly helped matching points much easier.

I love this quilt top and it's fun to have ticked another off the bucket list.

40 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

be still my heart... this is soooo beautiful!! The voile will be just perfect too. LOVE IT xx

Little Island Quilting said...

I knew I would be right :-)

Sarah said...

its proper gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Wow! Those pins and needles did not die in vain but laid down their pointy wee lives for an absolute stunner of riotous beauty! Keep it, love it and stroke it a lot! Fab job!

dutchcomfort said...

Wow, it’s so amazingly gorgeous Annabella!

Jennifer said...

This looks absolutely stunning!!! Wonderful finish Annabella! Who wouldnt be happy snuggling under that! :)

Trudi said...

I absolutely LOVE it! You can just send it to me!

Catherine said...

What they said! It's gorgeous and such a great use of those fabrics.

Heather D. said...

It is stunningly beautiful!

Patchwork and Play said...

I agree with Heather- it's stunningly beautiful! I was severely tempted to start cutting triangles yesterday! I need to get one of these out of my system too!

grapes and hearts said...

Annabella, that quilt is sooooo lovely! A triangle quilt is on my to sew list - and my desire to make one is now even stronger! Thanks for sharing ths beauty!

cheeky monkey said...

I love it! It looks really great and as long as you are happy it is perfect

Flying Blind... said...

Totally perfect - bravo xxx

Catherine said...

Its such a stunning quilt

two hippos said...

its beautiful, the colours are lovely.

Kirsten said...

Absolutely gorgeous Annabella and the backing will be so lovely and soft too!

Cindy Sharp said...

It looks great to me.

Adrianne said...

Gorgeous - this quilt totally sparkles!

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! Your points are amazing A! I wasn't a fan of FS but I LOVE it the way you've put it together! Jxo

Carla said...

It's very beautiful! Love the riot of color ; )

Deborah said...

This is one very beautiful quilt!!

diane said...

seriously beautiful. This might be one of my favorites.

Chez Roo said...

Ack! Love it! Field study looks so good in triangles.

Sunnybec said...

O.M.G. Your mojo has returned with a vengeance! Your needles and pins will have laid down their lives happily for such a quilt, wow, all those points... I am almost speechless (hubby says "and that doesn't happen often") Are you absolutely sure you want to keep it.... :-) Hugs xxx

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! You must be so pleased!

Yon Quilting Wife said...

This is lovely. I'll need to put triangles on my todo list now.

Charlotte said...

wow! It's gorgeous!!!

elsy said...

thanks for lovely comment annabella....this is gorgeous, you must be thrilled

Camilla said...

Wow Beautiful! And very you. I'm curious about not trimming the triangles? Hate trimming triangles

heart of charnwood said...

I absolutely love it!!

Janine said...

This is a stunning top and you put it together really quickly! I can't imagine a nicer use for those fabrics :)

Nicky said...

I'm guessing you loved making this as it went together so quickly! I love it and what a perfect location to set it off!

Inspirational! I might have to make one...

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Utterly gorgeous!!

Rebecca Lynne said...

SHUTUP! That is exactly the backing fabric I have prepared for my Field Study's Quilt...hahahahaa...great minds...!!! It is going to be so amazing to snuggle with! Bet you finish yours before I get to mine. I pieced the back together already but have put it and the top aside while I deal with other things first. ;)

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab, and those points look great to me!

Heather said...

To be honest, when I saw pictures of Field Study I didn't care for it (sacrilege!), but your quilt is so gorgeous it makes me want to go out and buy a full fat quarter set. Just lovely!

linda said...

it is beautiful i feel envy creeping in :))))

Marit said...

Love it! I think you are really showcasing all the pretty fabrics in this pattern. And it is a fun puzzle. I can't stop making triangle quilts, yet. Maybe we will se another one from you, too? To me too, the best thing is to not cut off any corners. They make the perfect seam guide...
; )

Archie the wonder dog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Deborah said...

this is a wonderful quilt :-)