Triangle Quilt Update

The Triangle Quilt now has 22 rows.  You might wonder what is taking me so long, since this is a relatively easy to sew pattern, so I’ll explain.  Each triangle is drawn and cut by hand, and most of them are recycled from old quilt blocks and tops which need to be unpicked, soaked, and pressed.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, most of the browns and madders are reproductions given to me by friends.  These colors, for some reason having to do with the dyes used, seem to deteriorate over time.  It just kills me when I find a beautiful old madder print in a block and it rips at the slightest tug.  A few of the yellow prints are also reproductions; all of the rest of the fabrics are very old.

This is probably about 1/4 of the quilt, which measures 27″ x 85″.  I’m not sure how many rows will be needed; I’ll just keep adding them until it fits the bed.  My version is a little different than the quilt that inspired me, but I’m really happy with it.

Triangle-Quilt-top-22-rows

Triangle-Quilt-22-rows-detail

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Today while I was browsing around on ebay, I found a photo of a recently sold antique quilt with beautiful madder prints.  The seller included some nice detail shots which I have included below the quilt.

Madder-Antique-Quilt-ebay

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