Friday, September 4, 2015

MQG Riley Blake Challenge Quilt

In my continuing attempt to catch my blog up with all the items I've managed to finish so far this year, I'd like to share my Riley Blake Challenge Quilt.  As anyone who is familiar with the Modern Quilt Guild knows, the periodically have challenges sponsored by some of their awesome sponsors such as Michael Miller or Riley Blake.
 Earlier this year, Riley Blake sponsored a challenge with the Quilted Fish's fabric  line called The Cottage Garden.  It is a beautiful line of fabric with lots of my favorite colors like aqua, yellow, gray and it also came in a pink colorway.

We were sent the aqua/gray colorway to get started on our quilts.  Of course I had to buy more fabric because you just never know, right?

The challenge was to try something new and do something you'd never done before.  I had never done triangles and had been wanting to try them.  Also, I've been wanting to start designing my own paper piecing patters.  So I decided to design all the patterns for the entire quilt.  It was a very simple design as each square only had 3 pieces and I had 3 different square shapes and sizes.  It was fun and I really enjoyed it.

Ironically, I barely got my quilt posted to the site before the deadline.  I had finished the quilt but forgot to post it until the very last day.  I haven't received an email yet about the challenge winners so I guess they are still working on that.  But its the challenge that's the fun part - although it would be awesome to win ;)

My pieced quilt back and label.  I used lots of leftover fabric for the back and I think it came out great.

There were two great text prints in the line, a white with black text and an aqua with white text.  I loved them both.  I used the white for the binding. 

Quilt Stats:
Name - Triangles
for the Riley Blake MQG challenge 2015
Size - 39.5 inches tall and 32 inches wide
Quilting - Quilted on my Juki with straight line quilting.  I actually measures and marked every line because I wanted them to be straight and precise.  They were exactly 1 inch apart.

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  1. very pretty! they do seem to be taking their time choosing winners, don't they?

  2. A playful design, Tricia! I love the varying sizes of your triangles and the mix of background fabrics, it really keeps the eye moving by adding so much interest. A beautiful finish with that text print for the binding and your fun pieced backing. Well done! Best of luck in the contest - I will keep my fingers crossed for you....

  3. Love this. I love the design. Great combination and great fabric choice. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Aqua and grey are great. I love the back the best I think!


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