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You can read about the making of this quilt in my previous post.
I made this specifically to enter it to QuiltCon West and will have to wait a few weeks to hear back on whether or not it go in. I don't know how many triangle challenge quilts were submitted, but the overall number was about 1800 (about 500 more than last year), so I'm not going to hold my breath.
|Counterbalance: quilting detail. Each triangle is quilted differently.|
I am considering entering it in another quilt show later in the year, plus the NM state fair. And in the end I'm going to use it as a lap quilt and it will inevitably be covered in white dog hair (while making it I was like why did I pick black? For visual effect for showing is why, and later for dog hair viewing haha).
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I was hoping the quilting would help camouflage the fact that I used two different dye lots of Kona Black, but alas:
|Counterbalance: ghost triangles and flower of life quilting. Kona black dye lot differences.|
I guess my opinion of this quilt is it should meet the requires of being considered "modern" but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have what it takes to be a winner.
|Counterbalance: triangle quilting detail.|
But I mean, Aurifil Magenta (#2535) on black? How could I not love that!
|Counterbalance: flower of life quilting detail.|
The binding and center triangles are Kona Berry. The greys used in the triangle block gradient are from my stash and include Kona Charcoal, Coal, Ash, and White, as well as several Free Spirit solids from the Denyse Schmidt collection. I used Quilter's Dream green batting for the first time and overall liked the loft and working with it.
|Counterbalance: back detail.|
And lastly (but not least), I'd like to thank my design consultants for their advice and patience: Sara, Yvonne and Jess. I really appreciate each of them for their honest opinions and constructive criticism. Also for their help in naming this quilt, fingers crossed it can live up to it!