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Thread: 'Spectrum Triangles' quilted

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    k3n
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    Hi all. This was a top I created using the Block Bender technique from the book by Margaret Miller. The half rectangle triangles are all individually cut using plastic templates I made myself. It was a very lengthy but very enjoyable process and I have another design in the pipeline of trailing ribbons using the same technique! It's a very good exercise in using light and tone and I love the optical illusion created. :-D

    I wanted to be sure to not detract from this with the quilting and thought for a long time on what to do. Then I took it to an FMQ workshop I did with Ferret (an English award-winning machine quilter) and she suggested the feathers in the neutral triangles, keeping in scale with the size of the patch. She said I should do a whole feather complete with spine but I thought they would be too teeny weeny in those outer triangles so I went with doing a half feather, using the hypoteneuse as a spine. Then I pebbled the corner triangles in colours to tone with the fabric - a beauty called Outback by Jinny Beyer. I wish I'd got more of it as I think it would make a fabulous FMQ wholecloth which is something I want to do SOON!

    I am VERY pleased with how this turned out and it will probably go into a competition the next time one with a suitable category comes along! Thanks for looking. :-D

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    The quilt 44 x 44 - two kids holding it not-very-straight! You just can't get the staff!
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    Wow, it's lovely. I wish I could have taken that class too, I think Ferret's work is exceptional.

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    wow I would love to do that

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    Cool quilt!

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    It looks fabulous Kathryn - and you have hit it with the fmq, it's just right. The feathering makes the colours pop up more too.
    The colours are amazing - I would be looking for more of that Beyer fabric as well.

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    I absolutely love it..everything about it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyWB
    I absolutely love it..everything about it !!
    Me, too.

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    FANTASTIC WORK!!!

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    Wow, you did a fantastic job on this one, such beautiful color gradations. You chose well with the half feathers and your pebbling is great! Nice work!!!

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    Wow!

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