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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.