My triangle quilt is finished!
And I took it out to a really cool steel structure close to my home, the Tetraeder (engl.: Tetrahedron).
I couldn't be happier with this quilt. I love the colours, I didn't know I had a thing for purple! You can read here about making the quilt and what inspired me.
I always like to throw in some colour splashes in my quilts. In this case it's the three orange triangles which I think are a perfect little eye catcher.
For the back I used up all of the left over half triangles and created an improv back which I also like a lot.
Little orange splashes just needed to go in here, too.
I went with straight line quilting at 1/2'' apart and used 5 different coloured thread which match the colours of the triangles. I love how in some triangles you can see the thread very clearly and in other triangles the same thread is perfectly disguised.
That's my favourite 40wt Aurifil thread I used.
It was a beautiful autumn day here today and the Tetraeder was just the perfect back drop. The steel structure is placed on a land fill hill created by coal mines, which were very active in this area from the early 1950s until the last mine closed down in 2015.
The Tetraeder was erected 1995 and has two platforms, the highest is at 38m above ground. Of course we went all the way up to take some more photos.
It was very windy up there, so once again I have to thank my husband for being so patient holding up my quilt.
That's what you see when you look down from the highest platform:
And that's the view at the surrounding area. 'Das Ruhrgebiet', my home!
Lovely autumn day!
The stairs are quite wobbly, that's nothing for the faint- hearted!
But that's exactly why I came here! Look at this! Do you see the three triangles at the bottom of the structure? Almost the same shape!
You can guess that my little Architect heart is all excited by this simple but oh so beautiful structure and I won't bore you any longer.
Here is the back of the quilt again. The quilt measures 52x80'' (or 1.33 x 2.04m).
Once again I had so much fun with the improv piecing of the back, I think I have to do more of this!
Linking this to Modern Patch Monday of the Modern Cologne Quilters
Sew Cute Tuesday
Finish up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
and Finish or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts