I finished my quilt this past weekend and it is everything I hoped it would be! About 2 feet of it is draped over the fence in these pictures, so you'll just have to imagine what that part looks like ;).
I worked frantically on it over my one and only vacation this summer deemed #quiltcation by my friend Staci.
I started working on this quilt May 11, 2013 and had been picking out fabric since before January 2013. This quilt was definitely a labor of love (or obsession). I had been dreaming of a triangle quilt in these colors for awhile having been inspired by this quilt, and this closet (I can't for the life of me find an original post for this).
My mom, who is an amazing quilter (award winning even!) helped me make this quilt. I've made one baby quilt before (with the tutorial from Rachel Denbow) but making a queen size quilt is a huge task that I wasn't sure I was up for, nor did I really have the space.
When I finally started quilting, my machine or walking foot decided to be awful and not work properly and I got frustrated because the tension was all off and the stitches looked so bad! My mom let me use her babylock Jane sewing machine and I kind of fell in love with it. So I had to quilt it in a day which wasn't that hard, just time consuming but it did make me feel like I was racing to finish in time.
So it's not perfect. There's some puckering, and the triangles don't meet up perfectly in some places. But it's my first big quilt and I absolutely love it!
And I must say, it looks pretty awesome in our (unfinished) bedroom!
For any questions about my process: I don't know all of the fabric I used sorry... About half of the colors are kona solids, the others are whatever I could find in the color I envisioned. I used this triangle tool (amazon affiliate link) to help cut the triangles. It is 16 triangle bases wide and and 16 rows. Since I had to piece together the back I decided to put in the little 1.5 inch rows of pieced rectangles to add some interest to the back.