Last spring I had the opportunity to get to know Bunnie Cleland. Bunnie is a new quilt designer and had just released a series of patterns which utilize the 60 degree equilateral triangle. Her patterns (which at the time had just been picked up by Checker Distributions) are now on their best seller list. They may also be purchased here.
I've been keeping my eye out for appropriate fabric and found the following Jo Morton border print which I thought I would try.
After spending some time analyzing the fabric, I couldn't decide if the fabric would actually work. And then of course the decision would be where to actually cut the strips.
So I made another trip to the quilt store. This time electing a safer border fabric (i.e. one with blurrier lines). I purchased two yards of the fabric, not sure exactly how much I would need.
(My apologies for the blurry photo. The was taken with my iphone at a quilt retreat right before I cut up the fabric.)
I was pleased to find that two yards went a very long way! From that I made the five quilts including the "Hexagon Table Topper", two of the "Triangle Frenzy Runner" and two of the "Triangle Frenzy Swirl".
Quilting Triangle Frenzy Quilts
For the Hexagon Table Topper, I decided to quilt this with a simple triangle design. Using Art and Stitch I started by drafting a basic triangle design that would fit in one of the 60 degree triangle pieces. I then created a wreath using Magic Circle. From that I deleted two of the triangles.
For the Triangle Frenzy Swirls, I first used another simple design rotated with Magic Circle.
For the second swirls, I used a pattern from Sue Heinz "Drawn to Mastery" book. Her book is focused on free-handing the deigns, but I have found they are fun to work with in Art and Stitch. I just drafted one of the design elements and then had fun playing with it.
For the Triangle Frenzy Runner, I used another design by Sue Heniz.
For the other runner I used a floral design that I had developed.
Would you like to try using my quilting designs? I've included pdfs of the three motifs I developed. Click on the photo for the link to the pdf.
For those that use Art and Stitch, I am also offering a FREE Art and Stitch file for the floral design.
Stay tuned. Next week I will share how I solved my dilemma with the Jo Morton border.
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