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Saturday, January 10, 2015

LouLouThi Diamonds

I've been working for the last several days to finish my latest quilt top made with Anna Maria Horner's LouLouThi collection, plus ten other prints from my stash.  Can I just say that this is a LOT of triangles?  330 of them to be precise.  I have mastered the art of sewing triangles while preserving the points and without stretching them out of shape, but I must say that I still find it a bit tedious to do so many.  It's all good though.  This one is for my mom, and she will love it!


AMH collections are always a mix of prints and colors that are really fun and unexpected, but are so harmonious when put together.  Because her fabrics have a certain vintage feel, it can be tough to mix other fabrics with them, but I think the ones I chose fit in well.  If you look closely, you might just spot some Amy Butler Cameo in there!

The backing is all finished, and the torturous task of basting will commence tomorrow.  I'm having an outpatient procedure on Monday morning, so I'm not sure when I'll get this one quilted, but I'm hoping I'll feel up to some short quilting sessions by the end of the week!


27 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! I detest basting too. I hope you feel up to quilting it this week. Good luck!

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  2. Love it! Good luck with your procedure.

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  3. Love it Kelly! What are your top tips for triangles? I am about to embark upon a triangle quilt too and would appreciate your tips on mastering the art!

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  4. you really have the knack for combining the most gorgeous fabrics

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  5. This is just fabulous. You did a beautiful job keeping the tones even while working with so many! Will think good thoughts for you on Monday.

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  6. At first, I didn't realize they were triangles, they rather look like diamonds. Tricky...I like your fabric pull very much, I love the brownish and reddish tones that burst here and there among the turquoise/green tones. I am sure your mom will be thrilled! I can't wait to see this one finished. Hope all goes well tomorrow.

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  7. Love this flimsy you got completed for your mom.. she will love it :) on your zig zag sides do you plan to use straight or biased binding to make the ins and outs work out right? Hope your procedure goes well and you are showing off this flimsy as a finish in a week or so :) Kathi

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  8. AMH delight! I haven't made a triangle quilt in a long time, it is tedious and so worth it! Yours is gorgeous! Your mom will love it!

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  9. It's so gorgeous! And the non-AMH prints coordinate beautifully; well done!

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  10. It's beautiful. Blessings on your procedure.

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  11. I love this line of fabric and wrote it down...my next MUST order fabric! Those triangles look great!

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    1. Hi Kelly....stopping by from TGIFF. It was fun hosting. Thanks for your email about this line too...appreciate your thoughtfulness. V:)

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  12. very cool idea, making this out of triangles!! I made a similar one but actually made diamonds......not easy! I think this would work out much better!

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  13. Gorgeous fabrics! Gorgeous quilt. I do not like basting at all either and have three quilts waiting to be quilted. I just don't want to baste them. Hope your procedure goes well.

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  14. Kelly, you've combined those fabrics in a gorgeous way! Love your diamonds! Are you leaving the edge like that? It's very pretty. Hope your procedure went off without a hitch!

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  15. I LOVE these fabrics and how you've pieced them together! It's like a bright-colored symphony. I'm a new follower of your blog, and I like your quilting style.

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  16. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Love those AMH fabrics together. Good for you taking on the triangles. Your mom is going to love this quilt!

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  17. looking good but then you always do a great job.

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  18. Looks amazing! Those triangles beat me. I have a horrible quilt fail with a similar pattern hiding in a box deep in my sewing closet! It's going to stay there a while. :) Pretty quilt, I really like the mix of fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. so beautiful! I didn't even realize they were triangles. I love AMH fabrics, and the vintage feel too - but also have a hard time finding other fabrics to go with. Your fabrics work together so nicely, it's a great mix!

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  20. Just love the design of this one. So pretty!

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  21. It's so funny, I was thinking this morning that I'd do a diamond quilt with some fabric I was gifted. And then I see yours and it's gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration - your mom will love it I'm sure!

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  22. I love it! I've never made a triangle quilt, but every once in a while, I run across one that makes me want to make one. This one has done that. Now, to fight the urge. ;)

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  23. Beautifully put all together!!

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