Triangle Transparency is a pattern designed by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl. I love her quilts, and when she showed me this pattern, I could not wait to test it. The pattern looks so cool, and I was very excited to try it out!
I was making this quilt with my husband in mind, so he had a hand in choosing the fabrics. He really likes the mercury print because it looks "space-y." Because this is meant to be a "man quilt," I decided to go with a darker background and color scheme. I used Mercury in Charcoal for the background, Ink in Denim for color # 1, Mercury in Cobalt for color #2, and Grove in Teal for color #3. I love how the colors go together!
He also requested mustard colored flannel for the back--I don't know how or why he landed on mustard. I really love Shetland flannel, but I am really not sure about putting mustard flannel on the back of a dark blue and grey quilt. Luckily there is a black cross-weave, so the navy thread blends in better than I thought it would--I actually really like how the quilt looks from the back!
I straight line quilted it with my walking foot, with lines about 1 inch apart (I mostly eye-balled it, because I dislike marking quilts and measuring things. I'm surprised at how even the lines are).
The top itself is really simple to construct, and ideal for someone like me who enjoys making quilts with as few blocks as possible. I am a huge fan of simple designs, and geometric patterns, so this quilt pattern is definitely a winner in my book!
I found the pattern very easy to follow, and it's easy to assemble everything. The most time consuming part for me was pressing and trimming the HSTs (this is always the longest part of the process!). I really wanted everything to line up correctly, so I took my time and even used a brand new rotary cutter blade (shocking!). Now I'm wondering why I don't use a new blade for every project :)
I really like the different layout options with the quilt, and the effect of the triangles. It looks really simple, but changing around the fabrics a bit, or the orientation of the triangles, completely changes the quilt. It's also a great opportunity to play with transparency a bit. I would love to make another one by turning the blocks on point, and adding onto the corners. There are also so many color choices to chose from--it takes forever to narrow it down :)
I hope you've enjoyed all of my pictures of this quilt! It was a lot of fun to make. Thanks Yvonne for letting me test this awesome pattern!
If you haven't done so already, I hope you'll check out the rest of the blog hop posts, and Yvonne's wrap-up post on Friday. Renee and Judy, the other pattern testers, showed off their versions (and amazing quilting!) earlier this week: