Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tricky Triangles - Lady of the Lake with Constelations

 Today I'm going to show you what I did for this months Island Batik Ambassador Challenge.  This challenge was a simple one - just to create a quilt of any size using triangles! (Thanks to Island Batik and their industry partners for providing all the materials I needed for this!)

It was very fun to make this - I really like triangles and use them often in my quilts.  I thought about making a mini quilt, but then I decide to go the other way and make a quilt with really big blocks!  I had a set of Constellations 10 inch squares that I've been anxious to put to use, and this was a great project for my idea!

I thought it would be interesting to make extra large blocks in the Lady of the Lake pattern.  One block uses sixteen small half square triangles and one large one.  Since I had two squares of each fabric, I used the eight at a time method to make the half square triangles from the stack, and they make finished four inch units.  That meant making 12 inch finished half squre triangles for the center of the block - an interesting challenge!  The blocks go pretty quickly, though it takes a bit longer to sew those long seams as they end up being 20 inches finished size!

At first I planned to make a quilt with sixteen blocks, but decided that I didn't really want to make a quilt that was 80 inches square for this challenge.  So then I thought I'd make a quilt with nine blocks, but since I started to run out of time, I ended up deciding to make a quilt with just four of them!  I'll probably use the rest of the blocks to make more small quilts.  These would make nice gifts, I think!

I quilted this with Hobb's Poly-Down Batting - I really like how soft and supple it is!  It makes a nice snuggly quilt and is really easy to work with.  

The binding is the same fabric I used for the large center triangles - Cornflower from the basics collection!  It's really pretty with the fabrics in the Constellation line!  Did I say how much I love this collection?  I love the different shades of blue and all the different stars and celestial images in it!

See how it matches the blue of the sky?  It was a pretty windy day here, so a bit of a challenge to get a picture on the fence, but patience paid off!

I pulled some scraps and pieced a backing for this one!  I enjoy looking at these pretty fabrics from past collections, too!

I used Auriful thread in 50 wt (2770 - very light delft blue) for the quilting and a size 12 Schemtz needle.  No problem quilting with the Poly-Down batting, either - I wasn't sure because I've only used this batting on the long arm before, so I was happy with how easily it quilted with my Juki. 

I have lots of leftover blocks to make more quilts with, so I thought you'd like to see those too, and get a peek at my blocks for the next challenge!  My temperature quilt is on the bottom of the picture, I can see that the blues are making way for green, and even a pop of orange last week!  I hope you liked seeing my challenge quilt for May, and don't forget to check out what the rest of the Ambassadors made in May - there were some terrific quilts!

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs

Megan Best ~ Bestquilter

Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts

Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio

Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting

Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia

Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads

Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky

Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts

Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels 

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt


Megan said...

Fabulous. Love the colors.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Great quilt, Pamela! I love the fabrics you chose!

Sandra said...

Perfect design for the triangle challenge. Well done.