Recently I shared with you the amazing day I had at our annual Quilty Pleasures retreat. I worked on one project most of the day: a quilted wall hanging.
I wanted something that was modern looking and not too fussy. I like clean lines and found this quilt via Pinterest that was designed by Brigitte Heitland for Zen Chic. (I apologize, I can not find the original photo anywhere. If any of my readers can direct me to it, please do!). It grabbed my eye because it was exactly the colours I decorated my great room in. The quilt was orignally published in Modern Patchwork, but you can buy a pdf copy of the pattern here. I had hoped to use the fabrics that were used in the original quilt, but since the line is a bit older my local quilt shop was sold out and I substituted similar colours.
The final quilt measures 50″ square. I wish I made it slightly bigger to fill up the space above my stair case, but I think it still works.
The actual piecing was very straight forward, although I did have to be careful not to stretch the bias edges of the triangles.
I quilted it by going around each triangle using my walking foot as a guide. It took over 30 minutes per triangle so you can imagine I was glad when it was done! I did a triangle design on the wide border around the edges.
The back is pieced with a strip down the middle so that I only had to purchase 1 length of batting.
I’m very happy with how it turned out. Huge kudos to my hubby for hanging it up (and scaring me half to death by rocking the ladder!).
I’ve been really enjoying quilting lately, so you’ll probably see more projects from me soon!