Thursday, January 16, 2014

Purple and Turquoise Triangle Quilt: Getting Started

Christmas is sort of long gone, but I promised both of my kids a quilt for the holiday. Needless to say, time got away from me and they didn't have finished quilts when Santa came. They understood that mom was busy and that I wouldn't forget about them, so they were fine waiting. Now that I have the elephant patchwork quilt finished I'm able to tackle their quilts. And because my son is such a sweetheart, he told me to make his sister's quilt first. My five year old daughter, lovingly nicknamed "Babe", loves herself some purple -- everything purple. She also loves turquoise blue. Not a pretty, soft or muted shade of each like her mother would like, but bright -- the brighter the better. I sort of cringe at the combination. So here's the deal. She wanted a quilt in her colors but I just had to add some shades of my liking for sanity purposes. Together, we came up with 13 different Kona cotton colors in a variety of purples and blues. I guess that is the color palette around here lately.
I've always wanted to make a triangle quilt and figured this would be the perfect opportunity. I bought myself a triangle acrylic ruler and went to town cutting.
My big stack of triangles is waiting to be arranged. I'll be sharing more soon. Again, If you want to get more picture updates in between posts, make sure to follow me on Instagram @freshlyhandmade.

7 comments:

  1. I think this is going to be gorgeous. Good call on adding the muted shades- I love this palette! Can't wait to see more and I will definitely be following on IG.

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  2. What a sweet brother! This quilt is going to be stunning!

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  3. I love this color combination, it's so calm and soothing. Very tranquil. I'm dying to try my hand at a triangle quilt too so I can't wait to see how yours comes along.

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  4. Ooooh, love this palette! I can't wait to see it!! I've got a triangle quilt in mind too, I made one before, it turned out awful, so I got some solids to try and practice/tackle it again. Let me know if you have any tips or tricks you run into!

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  5. The colours are looking gorgeous - the anticipation is often half the fun!!

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  6. Oooh, you must enter this in the Pantone Quilt challenge at Play-Crafts and On The Windy Side!

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  7. Love those colours, and a triangle quilt is on my 2014 to-do list!! I am off to find you on Intagram,

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