I'll just warn you now- this post is picture heavy. I absolutely love this quilt. It's certainly not perfect, but the happy citrus colors feel so fresh and make me think of summer. It's coming soon, and I can't wait!
Working with triangles was a first for me, and although I got the hang of it after awhile, I'm not sure I'll be jumping right into another triangle quilt just yet.
Since the original inspiration for the quilt was the fresh pop of citrus, and the quilt is in triangles, I thought Citrus Wedges was the perfect name. Most of the time I name quilt when the top is finished, but there are times when I think of the name as soon as I pick out the fabrics. This is one of those names that immediately thought of, and decided to stick with it.
Most of my fabrics were quarter yard cuts, so I had a nice WOF strip left over after I cut my triangles. I had a lot of fun piecing the leftovers together for the backing. I ended up with far fewer green fabrics than yellows and oranges, and so I thought the bright green strips on the sides would balance the colors.
That's also the reason why I chose to bind it in a shade of green. I just thought the quilt needed more (of course, I always think things could use a bit more green). I really wanted to find some Kona Clover (the darkest green), but JoAnn's was out of it. I'm just not patient enough to order and wait for it to arrive, so I went with Kona Chartreuse, and I think it works just as well.
My triangle ruler was a little bigger than Paula's at The Sassy Quilter, so my starting strips were cut 6.5 inches rather than 6 inches. So, the finished quilt measures about 56x72 inches.
My points aren't perfect, and a couple of my rows are slightly misaligned, but overall, I'm pretty proud to have finally tackled triangles! I love the end result!
I'm linking my finished quilt up at The Sassy Quilter's Triangle QAL link party. You should hop over and check out all of the fabulous triangle quilts going on over there!