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Thread: 'Spectrum Triangles' quilted

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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

    All the fabrics I used!
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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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    OMG. that is stunning

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    Oh my is that beautiful. Love the pattern. Great job.

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    Gorgeous, k3n. Your quilting is more stunning with every quilt you make :thumbup: :thumbup:

    What machine are you currently using?? I am looking at a new machine shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    Gorgeous, k3n. Your quilting is more stunning with every quilt you make :thumbup: :thumbup:

    What machine are you currently using?? I am looking at a new machine shortly.
    I have a Janome 6600 and I love it! I have heard though that Janome have discontinued it as they now have the 7700 Horizon which has a wider (11") throst - mine has a 9". :-D

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    The quilting is beautiful. I love the movement from all the elements in the quilt - it just vibrates.


    Just an FYI - All the Outback fabrics still seem to be in stock at Jinny's site - I don't know which is your colorway:
    http://www.jinnybeyer.com/ax_commerc...4DFE4AA1BEF990
    It also pops up on quiltshops.com

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    beautiful,

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    very nice

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    Wow this looks so complicated. Lovely effect ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    The quilting is beautiful. I love the movement from all the elements in the quilt - it just vibrates.


    Just an FYI - All the Outback fabrics still seem to be in stock at Jinny's site - I don't know which is your colorway:
    http://www.jinnybeyer.com/ax_commerc...4DFE4AA1BEF990
    It also pops up on quiltshops.com
    Thanks for that MTS - I got it here in the UK from the Crafty Quilter - she's normally at the Festival of Quilts so I was going to have a look at her stand there in August. I'll keep this in mind if I can't get it in the UK though. :-D

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    that's awesome...

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    You are amazing!

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    A beautiful quilt and the quilting is just right. Love that fabric must try to find some.

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    Wow!!!

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    Wow, that is a winner!

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    That is BEAUTIFUL work! I LOVE the half feathers and all the pebbling in the background!

    Your work is so inspiring!!! I've been looking at the Block Bender technique; guess I'll have to get the book and start working on one.

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