Here’s a close-up of the feature fabrics. I picked up a FQ of Rashida’s robot print in linen and of Heather Ross’ Mendocino octopii at Intown Quilters where the class was held. My original inspiration for the color choice was the blue background with the orange marbles on the ropes (below the octopii).
This little octopus was serendipitous as I wasn’t fussy cutting the smaller triangles and this guy just popped up. With his tiny green robot friend.
And here is the back. I mostly wanted to use most of the fabric leftover from the front (hence the 60 degree angles in the big pieces), so I pieced three different long rows and joined them with some more of the Kona Snow which I used on the front.
So, now that I’ve given an overview of the quilt, you can help me name it! Here are the ones I’ve come up with:
- Serendipitous Octopus
- Miami Steampunk (because of the Miami Dolphins colors, and that the robots and octopii are references from one of my favorite book series, The Parasol Protectorate, started by Soulless by Gail Carriger. The fourth one, Heartless, just came out!)
- Steve. Because, really, I might just start giving ALL my quilts random proper names.
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I’ll talk about the process of sewing with equilateral triangles in the podcast tomorrow.