I spent a good part of the day yesterday photographing quilts! It’s our dreary part of the year where we are lucky to see the sun once a week and yesterday it made it’s appearance intermittently. So I took advantage and photographed some quilts.
This Cotton and Steel Triangle Hexies quilt was one of them :) I actually started this quilt 6 months ago and then it sat as a quilt top for 4 months until I got around to finishing it. And now that I’ve photographed it I can finally wash it and put into rotation or gift it.
I pretty much adore anything Cotton and Steel puts out and their black and white lines are no exception. I debated between all black and white or adding the color. I went with the color for a little added contrast.
This quilt pattern goes together pretty quickly and does not have any Y seams. It’s a fun one to make. This is the second Triangle Hexies I’ve made. I blogged the other one here.
I realized this summer that I have a large outdoor surface to spray baste on! I took my quilts to the back deck this fall for basting. The wind and you know, blowing leaves add a little extra challenge but no icky fumes in the house. :)
I free motion quilted this Triangle Hexies quilt! I have only free motioned a handful of times but enjoy it each time I do. I did a stipple pattern on this one. It’s far from perfect but it’s a very forgiving pattern to free motion. The overall effect looks decent even if you feel like your stitches are terrible. Crazy Mom Quilts has a really good blog post about free motion quilting. I never knew where to start and where to go but her post really helped with that.
I backed this one with my favorite Cotton and Steel black and white print.. those adorable bears! So cute!
Pattern: Triangle Hexies Quilt
Cotton and Steel Black and White line
Cotton and Steel Basics
Grey: Kona by Robert Kaufman in Silver