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I must have triangles on my mind! I have a pattern I’m supposed to be writing, so of course I’ve been doing everything else instead (pattern writing is certainly not my forte!). I got tired of making leggings for Hazel, so I reached for a bit of fun new fabric – the lovely Doe, which is an upcoming line by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman.

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While at Quilt Market, I received a mini charm pack of this new line from Carolyn (I did also manage to snag a fat quarter bundle at Sample Spree, but somehow it’s so much easier to cut into these tiny squares!). Once again I thought it would be a fun challenge to see what I could make with these little 2 1/2″ squares.

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I didn’t have anything in mind to start, so as usual, I started by grabbing a handful of solids I felt went well . I’m so intrigued by the colors in this line – they’re not necessarily ones I’d select, but I really love what each one adds to the collection.  I’m absolutely in love with the addition of that one brighter orange print.

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I thought it would be fun to play around with some more improv triangles (similar to these that I made here). I used the solid colors as the backgrounds for the triangles. After they were trimmed to 2 1/2″ x 3″, I put them up on the design wall and found myself arranging them by background color. Since I didn’t have any real design idea in mind, I decided to run with this, and arranged the triangles in strips sorted by background color.

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The yarn dyed black was one I pulled along with the solids, but didn’t use as the background for the printed triangles. I’m glad, as I love it as the background fabric to bring this quilt up to a decent wall hanging/baby quilt size!

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I’m really happy with the how this one turned out. I think I’m often surprised by how much I end up loving these little projects that originally were meant to just distract.

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18 Responses to tracking

  1. 1

    Gasp, Ashley! This is so stunning… those colors! It’s so unfair how talented you are 😉

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    Tina says:

    Procrasti-quilting at its best! I love this piece!

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    Cindy says:

    Love the design and the colors of this quilt! And the background is perfect!:)

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    Shaunna B says:

    This has such a modern masculine feel to it. Love the yarn dyed black, makes me think of a great pair of trousers.

  6. 6

    Your projects never seem to disappoint! This is beautiful and the colors are UHMAZING! So modern and yet so welcoming!

  7. 7

    Wow!! You did such an amazing job with this project. I love it!!

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    Kathleen says:

    You never fail to awe me. Colors and pattern are great.

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    Margaret says:

    very nice I really like the design

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    Margot says:

    I enjoyed the description of your process, and love the result. Super!

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    Gorgeous! The charcoal is perfect with this color palette!

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    Sheila says:

    Love this, makes me think of a Navajo blanket, not that I am an expert or anything in such things.

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    Micki says:

    Fabulous quilt. I am drawn to the dark background fabric you used. Check out my post on 11.05.14 where I show off a quilt I have been working on for awhile. Scrappy Summer #5 – Triangles has the similar concept of vertical rows of triangles with a single background fabric. Great minds…think alike. I am a ‘noreply’ blogger (can’t figure out how to fix it) but you can contact me at micki@2dogsstudio.us.

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    Beth says:

    That turned out fantastic! Great job!

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    Emily says:

    love it! so fresh and modern.

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    Bron says:

    Ashley, your quilts are so wonderful, and inspirational! Please can you tell me how you do the improv triangles? Thanks, Bronwyn in New Zealand

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