If you follow me on Instagram, then you will have seen a few little looks of this quilt top – bits and pieces here and there. But I haven’t shown the whole thing yet, so here it is!
This quilt uses Stonington by Denyse Schmidt and I love it. But I love everything she does. Denyse Schmidt just gets me.
I’ve had this pattern idea for quite a while now and Stonington seemed like the perfect fabric to use for it.
Like most of my quilts, I roughly figured out the size of it and how much fabric I would need, but I also kind of played it by ear. Usually this works out for me, but sometimes it doesn’t. This was one of those times where I realized I needed to make the quilt longer than I had planned on and I was running low on fabric.
For reference, I made this quilt out of a set of Stonington fat eighths plus the white fabric. But I was a little short on the Stonington fabric because I cut into it to make blocks for another project I’m working on. I barely cut any fabric from the fat eighths but it was just enough to make me a bit short, so I had to improvise. The solution was scrappy triangles!
I must admit I’m happy I was low on fabric because I love how they turned out!
A couple of other things about this quilt design: I wanted to make it different than just another triangle quilt, which is why I added the strips of fabric between the rows of triangles.
I also wanted it to look as close to perfect as possible, so I even got my ruler out and measured to ensure I was putting the seams exactly in the middle of the white triangles. It definitely took extra time and pinning, but it was worth it. I worked really hard on getting the points of my triangles just right, too.
And finally, the white(ish) color in the Stonington fabric is not a true white but is an off-white. It matches Kona Cotton Bone really well. I had some Kona Cotton Bone in my stash but not nearly enough to finish the quilt. I thought about buying some more, but I’m trying to limit the amount of fabric I buy this year and instead use what I have, and I had a bunch of Kona Cotton White. So that’s what I used.
I think the white actually helps the colors in the Stonington fabric pop a little bit more than if I had used Kona Cotton Bone. I’m glad I used it!
Oh, oh, oh. One more thing. See how the top and bottom of the quilt begins and ends with strips of Stonington fabric?
I didn’t want to do it that way and would have preferred for the top and bottom of the quilt to be triangles. I think I would have had enough fabric to add one more row of triangles if I had made more scrappy ones, but I decided to keep it as it is because it’s not that big of a deal to me.
So that’s it! I’ve already started quilting this one but I’m not in a hurry to finish it. But then again sometimes I get on a quilting roll and knock it out. We’ll see how my weekend goes. Stay tuned!