Monday, July 28, 2014
Indian Blanket for ::Angled::
In the coming weeks I'll be sharing quilts that I've designed and made "behind the scenes" as part of Angled, my upcoming online class. It's such a pleasure to finally unveil them! A few stowed away with me to Maine for some seaside snapshots. Hope you enjoy!
Remember this fabric pull? It was inspired by that whimsical Ikea fabric spread out on my sewing room floor. These colors practically taste like summer, don't you think?
This, my first quilt for Angled, is a study in simple triangles. The design plays with different sized triangles, but all equilateral in shape. It's a fairly easy quilt to cut and sew, and will give students a fantastic perspective from which to move forward into masterminding their own triangle adventures.
I've dubbed it "Indian Blanket" because the triangles remind me of rugged mountain ranges and some Native American patterns. I original thought to make it in reds, blues and earthy hues, but the call of the season won out, as it so often does.
My inspiration print makes playful appearances on the quilt front and also serves as backing. Notice how different sized triangles can nest together? These are the "aha" details that my inner quilter loves!
Days before we left for Maine, I finished hand quilting my Farmstand Indian Blanket, following those peaks and valleys in chunky pearl cotton size 8.
The finished quilt is a comfortable throw size. But, Indian Blanket would be super easy to modify. Make it bigger by just lengthening or adding rows. No reason not to go bed sized here!
We'll use leftover equilateral triangle scraps from this project in a liberated quilt block that makes an especially nice boy's quilt. I'm keeping those liberated blocks under wraps so that Angled students can enjoy some surprises as we work our way through the course. Equilateral triangles are indeed our first week's lesson. It's a great place to start with learning to cut and sew Angles.
p.s. Looking for more details? See the introductory Angled post here. Registration opens August 18th!