While working on the quilts for my nieces and nephew, I decided my sister needed a quilt. Yes, she could make one herself, but where is the fun of that?
I let her pick out her own fabric and she choose azure minky from fabric.com. It's a really pretty blue/deep turquoise color. It's more blue-y than their snapshot, but it gives an idea of the fabric color.
But what to do for the front? I spent some time on fabric.com looking for some prints to go with it. I didn't find anything I liked. My sister found a few, but I still didn't like them. Azure blue is just hard to match. I figured I needed to start somewhere, so I picked a solid - Kona cotton alegria blue - on-line. I figured if nothing else, it would work for the binding. It ended up being lighter than the back, but in the same color family, so it would work. [Occasionally I'm lucky with guessing colors off of the monitor.]
I liked a stack of fabric that I found on from the blue chair - gray, aqua, lime, and red. I headed to my local fabric store to try to mimic it. Epic fail. I couldn't find anything I liked. Did I mention that it was the first week of December and I really wanted it done by Christmas? My next thought was a rainbow. But I didn't like that once I laid out the fabric. So I tried for just a few colors. An orange, a lime green, a blue, and gray. Then I added in either a lighter or darker shade. But was was bored with squares - so I decided on equilateral triangles. A few quick tutorials from pinterest, and I thought I could do it.
The color choices: alegria blue, pacific, orange, tangerine, chartreuse, lime, iron, and coal. All Kona cotton.
I cut out 5.75 strips of fabric and cut out equilateral triangles using the 60 degree line on my ruler. I laid them out one night and tried to make it as random as I could. I think it turned out pretty cool.
It came together really smoothy. I just focused on keeping the seam allowances accurate, pinned the points on the strips, and it just worked. Most of the points turned really nice. They're not all perfect - but it's pretty good. It took about a week to get it pieced and a little less to quilt it. At that point, I wasn't feeling too great, so I sewed the binding on and put it in my suitcase. [Binding and letters in pacific blue, background of letters in iron.] I figured I could hand sew the binding down when I got home. [It's just as easy to sit and watch Netflix at Mom and Dad's.] :)
It's not very 'girly' looking, but I like it. Hopefully my sister does too.
Now to make one for me!
size: 60" wide by 75" tall
fabric: azure minky from fabric.com. Kona cotton: alegria blue, pacific, orange, tangerine, chartreuse, lime, iron, and coal.
straight line quilting 1/4" away from all seam lines on my Janome by me.