Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Floating Triangles

I've been so focused on quilting some tops that I forgot that I hadn't posted about this 40-inch square quilt top.  This pattern is called Floating Triangles and is from the Skip the Borders book by Jaybird Quilts.


It is a great pattern that sews up quickly.


I welcome any suggestions on quilting...and thread colour.  This is always the hardest part of quilting.



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14 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Those oranges and greens look so fresh against the brown background. What a great pattern and fresh fabric choices! Have you considered spiral quilting for this one?

Yanicka said...

I did one similar and quilted it with a square meander. http://yanickahachez.blogspot.ca/2016/03/friday-finish-of-my-confetti-quilt.html
I love the colors you picked, make me think of fall

Stitchin At Home said...

I love the colours in this! As for quilting it. Do you want a softer look? Do you want the triangles to pop and background to recede?

Leanne Parsons said...

Gorgeous! I think I'd quilt an fmq design in the background and then either leave the triangles unquilted or quilt a fun design in each of them.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Quilting could be a large spiral centered where all the triangles point, a grid / crosshatch of straight line quilting that is just offset from the seams, a pointy meander or a boxy meander... basically, I'm not sure there is too much you could do that would be wrong. Anything you have been wanting to practice or do just because you find it fun? I would probably go for a variegated thread or a thread that blends with the background, depending on what I had in my thread stash. Again, I don't think there is any wrong answer there, either. I am afraid I am not much help today!

Dominique said...

Definitely bright orange for quilting.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Love it! And like the others have said, there are so many ways you could quilt this one. If you want the triangles to pop, you could quilt with a brown thread in the background. The sky's the limit with this one! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the colours. You've had a lot of great ideas for quilting, I think it depends on what you want to showcase. I'd be tempted to let the colours pop. I can't wait to see what you do.

Maker Joy said...

What a cool pattern. Gee, quilting is where I always get stuck too. If you want the quilting to pop, I'd choose orangy/amber thread. Sorry, no ideas for the actual quilting. Can't wait to see what you end up doing.

Valerie Levy said...

Orange! (... for the thread that is...)
Love the simplicity of this, and that it's off center. Looking forward to seeing the finish!

Valerie Levy said...

Orange! (... for the thread that is...)
Love the simplicity of this, and that it's off center. Looking forward to seeing the finish!

Sandra Walker said...

I think you should accentuate the radiating squares (maybe because I just finished the TT flimsy I'm seeing this). What a cool pattern; don't think I've seen it before. I also like the spiral quilting idea too!

KaHolly said...

Gorgeous! I think something spirally would look good!

Susan said...

Lovely quilt! I would suggest and allover design or something simple, with gold or orange thread. Can't wait to see the finish! Thanks for linking up at Midweek Makers!
Susan @ quiltfabrication