Thanks to Amy for hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival again this fall. For this festival I am submitting over Nomadic Triangles in the Original Design Category.
This improv pieced quilt was entered in the Indiana State Fair Sewing Challenge. The inspiration comes from the Kona color Champagne. The Arizona fabrics from April Rhodes really complimented the more neutral color palette. Once I pulled these fabrics at the store, the design and triangles started dancing in my head.
For quilting I traced a triangle and continued moving outward at 1.5 inches for each following triangle. The gold thread matches the center print in each triangle and doesn’t distract from the quilt. It took me 5 different colors to get the right one. Backing was originally going to be the solid blue and the store ran out by the time I was ready to baste. Of course I didn’t buy all my fabric at the same time. When I went back I pondered the backing options along with the thread mentioned above for longer than normal. This is a competition quilt, I wanted to get it right.
This quilt has found a new home with my friend for her wedding and I hated to see it go. It’s close by so I can visit frequently. The name Nomadic Triangles comes from the theme of April Rhode’s Arizona line. Look for a pattern to be out soon for this.