Why it Pays to Slow Down and Enjoy the Process….
Who doesn’t like to make the same quilt twice? As I’ve said before….. Most of us….
But this is my third fourth time making the Fox & Friends equilateral triangle quilt. This quilt will also be a sample quilt brought to class when I teach at the Kincardine Sunset Quilters’ Guild on November 10th. It was so much fun making this quilt yet again. And it was a much, much quicker process. I cut the quilt out one evening, pieced and did the applique the next day, and quilted it up on the third day. Experience can work in my favour if not too much time has passed.
Although the pattern has a diagram that can be traced for the applique eyes, I used a couple of thread spools and this time the black portions turned out to be so much larger than previously. Oooops.
The front was made entirely from Kona Cotton Solids. Again.
But this time I finally did make the green version I had spoke of previously.
I chose greens that leaned more toward being army green as opposed to candy green. From lightest to darkest: Cactus, Sprout, Peridot, Lime and Grass.
The raccoons were made from Medium Grey, Black and Silver.
And the foxes were made from Orange and Silver.
Honestly, I do prefer the blue background over the green. But the backing choice really is a compliment to the top. Those little green leaves throughout, tie in well. From the Forest Friends collection designed by Ingrid Slyder for Moda – Forest Friends Toss in Pebble.
And for the binding – Forest Friends Birch Trees also in Pebble.
I quilted along all of the seam lines using a light grey Superior Threads’ So Fine! #30 on top and in the bobbin. I thought it would take so much longer to perform this straight line quilting compared to those organic wavy lines. But no. And I am so pleased with the results!
I especially love how the quilting shows on the back. And all the little stars formed at the crossroads!
The pattern is available in my pattern shop here.
Free tutorials for cutting and piecing an equilateral triangle quilt can be found here.
NOW is see that I goofed!
It pays to take your time. Slow down.
And enjoy the process. Even if it’s your fourth time making the same thing.
The first four rows are actually supposed to be the bottom!
I piece the rows into three panels. And then do the applique before piecing the panels together.
C’est la vie!
And I still love it!
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