I wanted to love it for so many reasons!
- It is made with a wonderful fabric collection, Loved to Pieces, designed by Mr. Domestic.
- My favorite colors of turquoise, teal, and aqua are prominently featured in the quilt top.
- The fabrics are all Art Gallery Fabrics with their luxurious feel.
- I stretched my paper-piecing skills by drawing out different equilateral triangle templates (some from Melody Miller’s Cotton+Steel Picnic quilt pattern) on graph paper and then sewing on the photocopies.
- I used my light tablet for the first time to place a tricky inner piece of one kind of equilateral triangle.
But when I laid out blocks on my bed, the layout felt too chaotic to me. So I decided to add light green sashing/borders to insert some calmness and order.
Which I think it did, but I just wasn’t crazy about it. That night as I was lying in bed feeling “twired” (you’ve probably heard of this “new” feeling—tired but still wired—unfortunately a feeling I experience more often than I would like), I realized that the quilt I REALLY wanted for my bed is a version of Robin Pickens’ half-rectangle triangle Harlequin quilt which is inspired by Saija Kiiskinen’s take on the Harlequin quilt using Mr. Domestic’s Loved to Pieces fabric collection. I absolutely love Saija’s version (See her quilt here) but decided that I wanted my quilt’s irregular triangular borders to be made with solids featured in the quilt: Pure Elements Tile Blue, Fresh Water, and Cozumel Blue.
The next day I photographed my Vertices quilt top and put it away. I think I will finish it next year for a donation quilt.
I bet you all can guess what my August One Monthly Goal will be!
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: July ‘19 Finishes.