Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Triangles

After putting a triangle quilt on my recent quilty bucket list, it seemed serendipitous when I saw The Sassy Quilter announce a Triangle QAL. I didn't waste time picking out a stack of special fat quarters from my stash - Clover Sunshine in Cloudy by Alison Glass Design.
Since I didn't have quite enough prints, I added in some stash solids, and to make the best use of the fabric I did have, I cut my triangles at 9", a bit larger than the norm.
With triangles that large, it was pretty quick work sewing the top together. It measured 46" x 62" once I trimmed the sides.
For backing, I pieced together 2 more stash finds - both are from Carrie Bloomston's Collage by Windham Fabrics. Up close, that purple that reads as solid is really a tone on tone with a great graphic design. And you probably recognize the newspaper stripe, which is a real favorite of mine. Together, they made a great back for this quilt, and just look how they show off the quilting!
Speaking of, I quilted with Aurifil 50wt #2535 (Magenta), which coordinated so well with the back, and just added to the fun the triangles were having on the quilt front.
I quilted simply on either side of every line of each triangle, and then bound the quilt in Modern Solids in Daffodil.
Overall, this was a really fun experience, and I'm happy to mark one off of that bucket list! Hmmm. I wonder what's next . . .

I'll be linking up with the Triangle QAL when it opens next week. This quilt was on my 2014 FAL Q2 list.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday at the Table

Daughter dear clued me in by sending me an email, with a description short and sweet: "Interesting Seattle foodie event."
 
Interesting indeed. Dolcetta Artisan Sweets was hosting a pop-up chocolate boutique at one of the trendy event spaces in the city. Something about that little phrase was very inviting!
So despite a nasty rain storm, hubby and I took a quick trip down to see what there was to see. 
As it turned out, plenty. And the truffles and egg-shaped macarons that followed us home were mighty tasty treats following Easter brunch. Mmm mmm good.