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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Citrus Wedges

Hooray!  I was so worried that my exam (last Saturday) and the weeks of studying beforehand would keep me from participating in the Triangle QAL going on at The Sassy Quilter.  But, I managed to catch up to the group and finish right on time!

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!

The Sassy Quilter



35 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful quilt, both front and back. The colors are so cheery, and the binding is perfect.

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  2. I love your lime binding and looks like you had a fun photo shoot too!!!

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  3. Makes me think of lemonade and key lime pie. The chartreuse works perfectly. I could be very happy with this quilt. Nice!

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  4. this turned out really great

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  5. Great job! Love the name and the colors. A very summery quilt. Ready for those lazy summer days :)

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  6. Very, very pretty! Your triangle piecing looks perfect:)

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  7. Great finish, Kelly! It's certainly a quilt to be proud of! :)

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  8. Oh my goodness! Love the way this turned out Kelly. You put the pedal to the floor on this one and I think it came out perfect. Makes me want a picnic with some lemonade! Refreshing colors and the back is fabulous as usual. Thanks for quilting along:)

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  9. I also love the colors! Definitely make me think of summer! It's on its way!

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  10. Those are beautiful summer-y colors! Love it! -Brittany

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  11. Great quilt! Makes me hungry for some orange wedges and thirsty for some lemon/limeade!

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  12. Go, you! I'm impressed that you got caught up and finished with all your studies and exams. Awesome! Me? I still have my ironed fabric laying in a pile. Life got in the way this month, but I did get some other projects finished. Triangles will have to wait. I love all the colors in your quilt. Yummy!

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  13. HI!!!! I love it too!!!!! It is beautiful and I love the outdoor photos!!!! Wonderful name and I love the back of it too!!!!!

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  14. The name is perfect, what a pretty summer quilt! I love how the binding color ended up too :) Your quilts are always so happy!

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  15. these colors are amazing. so fresh and summery! Perfect for our grey skies.

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  16. Beautiful!! Love the fresh colours.

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  17. Fantastic finish! No need to worry about a picture heavy post - I enjoyed seeing several views of Citrus Wedge, and I'm sure I'm not the only one! :-)

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  18. This is such a fun bright quilt! So lovely!

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  19. Beautiful! Such happy colours. Your pictures are gorgeous...

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  20. visiting from sew many ways. THis is gorgeous. I can't believe that you managed to do it and do exams!!!!

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  21. I can see why you said you love the backing. It is totally reversible, and lemonade sounds great!

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  22. I think your triangles look great. Now someone make me a lemonade. ;)

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  23. Front and back, its' such a refreshing and wonderful quilt. Love all your pictures, like a summer day with a cool glass of some citrus ade!

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  24. Lovely colours. Mine is already finished, just need to take pictures if the rain stops someday!!!

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  25. I love a pieced backing that uses the scraps from the fabric on the front. The citrus colors are so lovely and summery. I really like the triangle pieces. I'd like to add that to my quilts to make list.

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  26. So pretty and summery, Kelly!! Makes me think of summer vacation :)

    -Soma

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  27. Wow! I *love* this quilt and the back is fantastic! Such an awesome combination of colors and prints.

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  28. I love the citrus colors! What a beautiful and cheerful quilt. As always the back is fabulous.

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  29. Beautiful job! Triangles are a challenge for me, too. The colors are perfect for a summer picnic!

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  30. Bring on summer!!! This is such a happy quilt. I smile every time I look at it.

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  31. Gorgeous and yummy! Those sweet citrus colours are such a delight! Congrats on your first triangle finish, Kelly. Don't be surprised if you feel the urge to do it again soon!

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  32. my pull is still sitting in an uncut pile. can I just have yours because it's perfect! you got just the right blend of solids and prints. what a great big pile of citrus happiness! you know it goes without saying . . . but of course I love the pieced backing!

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  33. I love your triangles! They are so much fun! This is definitely a summer quilt and you did a beautiful job. Congrats on a great finish and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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