This quilt has been in the works since April, I think! It’s fairly simple, and was pieced quickly, but I wanted to build my confidence before I loaded it on the long-arm. Looking at it now, I’m glad I waited a bit!
I call it “Formation”, as I’m reminded of a flock of geese as I look at it, and the traditional name for the triangles is “flying geese” – fits right!?
This is the first of many projects for Baby Lock over the next few years – I will let you know when a pattern is available on their site.
I was initially inspired by Emily’s fabric – Technicolor is a fun and vibrant collection, and one of the prints is groupings of triangles. You can see it in my quilt if you look close. Then when quilting it, I took my time figuring out my plan, then went for it!
I used the channel lock on the long-arm to make the straight lines, and then added quilting between some of the lines. I had fun adding in different layers of texture, using the few patterns that I’ve been working to master. With my busy family and other commitments, time for quilting practice can be a little scarce some weeks.
I did my best to keep the spacing between the lines random, not always easy, and tried to just have fun with it! The quilt itself is not serious, so why should the quilting!
In other news – Joe and I are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary today! Yay – kinda hard to believe how fast time goes! And just one more week until school starts; which is always bittersweet around here, even more so this year as Owen will join his sisters in a full day of school! I’m excited about the time to myself, and getting my lists under control, but know that transitions can be hard on everyone. Wish me luck!
More soon –