Friday, 17 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival : Field Study Triangles (Throw Quilt)

If you are visiting from the festival then a huge welcome to this comfy corner of the blogosphere! I am a Brit living with my family in N.Africa and I have been quilting for about 3 years.

A triangle quilt has been floating toward the surface of my bucket list for a while now.  I love colour and dense saturated colour at that! When I was thinking about how I could best show off my beautiful FQs of Anna Maria's Field Study, I plumped for 6" triangles.


So a few weeks ago on a dreary afternoon and completely on a whim, I cut up my treasured 24 FQs in to lots and lots of equilateral triangles.  I didn't use a special ruler - I just used this tutorial.

I then randomly pieced them together. No solids. No negative space. Just a riot of colour and designs in pinks, purples, mustard, orange, greens, blues and brown and not forgetting a little leopard print - the way Anna Maria Horner does best.


Did I mention this is a quilt for me? Oh okay, perhaps I'll let the family have a snuggle!  I know it will be used, loved and appreciated. So I went for something pretty special for the backing; I used a gorgeous Loulouthi voile - so soft and luxurious, which I found for a bargain $6 a yard.  The burnt orange and duck egg blue Coreopsis flowers are beautiful and work perfectly with the front!


I used Dream Orient for the backing - it was the first time I had used it and it is gorgeous - a mix of bamboo, silk, cotton and botanic tencel (a man made fibre from wood pulp apparently) and it gives the most perfect drape and is super soft.


When it came to quilting, I realized I was running low on thread! Living where I do, it's impossible to buy good quality thread locally. Luckily, I didn't want the quilting to be too dense as I wanted to maintain the softness of the quilt. So I reckoned I had just enough of some taupe Gutermann thread to quilt it in vertical lines 1 1/2" apart and then go over every other line with a wavy line.  I did but only just!


I love all things blue at the moment and so bound it in Amy Butler's Folly in zinc from her Cameo line.


A couple of days ago I finished the quilt - just in time for the festival!


It measures 62" x 73" and it's being suspended here by my 5 year old son!


Unusually, it was a dull and miserable day here yesterday but the quilt definitely added some colour!

Thanks as ever to Amy for hosting this fabulous bi-annual event.

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61 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, another of my favourite designs, in fabulous fabric! And that photo of Zaki peering over the balcony..priceless!

Adrianne said...

Wow Annabella, it looks so great! I love the beautiful chaos! Enjoy snuggling with this lovely creation!

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

That's a whole ton gorgeousness!

Charlotte said...

so SO gorgeous!!!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks wonderful, the riot of colours work so beautifully. Your quilting adds a special touch too.

Issabella The Cat said...

I'm so pleased you got this one finished in time for the festival, it is so beautiful!

Little Island Quilting said...

I want to use the word 'gorgeous' but I see others before me have and as you know, can't do the same as everyone else {;-)} so I will instead say STUPENDOUS!

Fran said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Cindy said...

It's just wonderful, Annabella. Such great use of color- perfectly you.

Beth said...

That quilt is gorgeous! And it must be so wonderful with the voile backing. I like your quilting as well.

heart of charnwood said...

I agree with Reene, just beautiful!

Danih03 said...

Beautiful quilt! What a great bargain on the voile! Don't you love it when that happens??

Di said...

It is absolutely beautiful. You will treasure this one! Di x

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

It's wonderful, Annabella! Yumyum.

CitricSugar said...

Love this one! And your points are perfect.

Finally added you to my reader - I have no idea how I missed that...!

Tamie said...

This is beautiful. I love it.

Canadian Abroad said...

Woohoo! I already love it and now it shall be admired by the world!

Heather said...

Again, loooooove this quilt. And such a handsome little assistant you have!

Heather said...

Again, loooooove this quilt. And such a handsome little assistant you have!

Heather D. said...

Gorgeous, Annabella! I love the straight line quilting with the wavy lines added. nice and unique!

Kelsey said...

It's absolutely beautiful Annabella! What a perfect fabric line to use for a quilt that will live in a Moroccan home. I think I'll be drolling over this one for a long while, I'm sure you're family will be stealing it too!

pasqueflower said...

LOVE your quilt! And what a good helper you had, holding that big, bright quilt!!

Catherine said...

Oh it looks amazing! You take such lovely photos.

Toni said...

This is beyond gorgeous, Annabella! And those prints and colors look right at home in Morocco. Such a spectacular quilt!

Deborah said...

I;m not sure how many times I've said this but I want to say it once more......this is one of my favorite quilts!!

Kelly said...

This quilt is so cool, love the pics.

Katy Cameron said...

I love what floats at the top of your buckets ;o) Love the riot of colour in this :o)

CJ said...

Wow, that quilt is absolutely stunning. Can't believe you have only been quilting for three years, you are very talented I think. The colours are amazing, and your riadh is a beautiful backdrop. I do so love visiting your blog!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Great colors! Quite sophisticated looking!!

Janine said...

I love this quilt, as you know! Great to see it again :)

Julie said...

That is beautiful - everytime I see a quilt done in AMH fabrics I think I should buy some. Well done.

Catherine said...

This is a stunning quilt!

tusen said...

You know I loved the in progress peeks of the quilt and I love it even more when it's finished. It's bold and beautiful :) And I love the backing too.

Jess said...

So, so beautiful! You've done a superb job Annabella I love it!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!

Cindy said...

Beautiful! Can't believe you just started this a few weeks ago. That is an amazing quilt Annabella.

Nicky said...

Annabella that quilt is sumptuous! Absolutely gorgeous and your pics are too!

Must get my own one done!

moira said...

so beautiful

Flying Blind... said...

Really is simply perfect xxxx

QuiltCandy said...

Wow! This quilt is simply beautiful! Love it :-)

Darcy said...

Love the triangles, the fabrics and your quilting! So this is already a complete win in my book :-)

Kirsten said...

So beautiful!! The triangles are perfect for these fabrics and I really love your quilting.

Emily said...

It's beautiful!! Nice job. I love the riot of all those AMH's in one quilt!

LOTJE said...

the saturation s perfect! Love your quilt, and thanks for linking the tutorial as well

maria said...

Wonderful colours. I love the saturated effect.

memmens said...

This is gorgeous, I love the triangles, tempted to try one soon, well done for getting it finished in time

Renee said...

I love those rich colors and triangles! And the quilting is really great, I love that it is different than more triangle quilts.

Katherine said...

Annabella, I am in love! All those gorgeous prints with their rich colours are a feast for the eyes. Now, if you ever change your mind about keeping it... ;o)


Splendorfalls said...

Beautiful quilt!

audrey said...

Absolutely beautiful fabric and color choices! Very, very pretty.

Aoife said...

Oh, I want this quilt! The second one I've seen with triangles. It's clear I'm going to have to get over my fear and make one for myself. So beautiful, very jealous!

Lyanna L. said...

LOVE this!! Making a triangle quilt is high on my list of quilts to make one day...and you can't go wrong with AMH and Field Study. =)

Valerie said...

You already know I love this but I just had to stop by and tell you again. This triangle quilt is on my bucket list too!

Sarah Lizzie said...

Love your colourful masterpiece!! AND now completely off point.....I love, love, love the white balustrade!!

elsy said...

you know this is my winner....thank you for such lovely comment annabella

Deborah said...

lovely lovely lovely - nothing more to be said :-)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

heart stoppingly, breathtakingly. awesome!

NaTasha said...

СУПЕР!!!!! очень ярко, свежо, позитивно!!!! браво)

Nifty Quilts said...

Fabulous quilt!!

Judy said...

Awesome quilt! It is so hard to cut into our favorite fabrics, but the quilt always sparkles when it is done.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Beautiful quilt!