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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

A Western Landscape and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I've been working like a crazy person this week to get my latest quilt top finished.  Graduation is just over two weeks away, and I really want to get this completely finished before then.  I am in love with the way it turned out!

I knew I wanted to make a landscape quilt that would echo the National Park posters we have for his dorm room, but I deliberated (a LOT) on the design.  I thought about using HST's or strips of some kind, and I even considered doing improv, but equilateral triangles won out.  The consistent solid triangles add simplicity to the quilt and allow the unique color layout to take center stage.  Speaking of layout, I played around with it for a couple of days, rearranging triangles here and there until I was pleased with it, and I really love it.  My son does too, which is the most important thing!

These triangles finish at six inches, so the entire quilt measures 72" x 72", a generous size for an extra quilt at the foot of his bed.  Since dorm rooms are small, we've decided to use a solid quilt for the main quilt on the bed.  An entire bed with this design would definitely overwhelm such a small space.

Since I used thirty(!!!) different solids, I have a ton of leftovers for the back, so figuring out how to use them is my plan for tomorrow!

Now, let's get to the highlights from last week!  This beauty is from Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-

I love this one shared by Rebecca Grace Quilting-

Anne Marie at Stories from the Sewing Room linked up this fresh spring quilt-

And these shades of blue are so striking in this quilt by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl-

Okay, y'all!  It's time to show me what you've been working on this week.  I can't wait to see!

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  1. Oh, that's stunning and I love that it will be used as an accent quilt. He'll be able to fold it any which way to show different colors, although that might be a bit more than a college freshman will be thinking about. :)

  2. Your quilt is beautiful, I love the equilateral triangles and the diversty of fabrics (thirty? oh boy). It's a fabulous graduation quilt!

  3. Wow, you got that put together so fast! It looks great. Thanks for sharing my quilt.

  4. I love that - the way the colors merge... that will look amazing in his new room!

  5. Love your graduation quilt. I just might have to make one!

  6. What a great guy's dorm quilt/throw, Kelly!!! I'm interesting in seeing what you come up with for the back, as that's a specialty of yours! Thanks for reposting my quilt!


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