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all things lovely quilt part two

Phew! Time does fly when you are having fun, doesn’t it? To answer all of your questions about this quilt, here is one final post. Ok, maybe not final, I won’t make any promises as I still want to make a third quilt for my soon-to-be baby girl. When you love making something this much, make lots of them, right?

Sprinkled in here are some images of my girls during this glorious Texas season. You can’t beat springtime in this part of the country. I eagerly look forward to seeing bluebonnets every year. And as tradition demands, I take the girls for a little photo shoot amongst the flowers. We also make a stop by the azaleas across the street for some pretty images. Nature truly is the most inspiring of all things. Ok, ok, enough with the flower talk.

Here’s to what you really want to know. Cut triangle sizes – 6″ (using an isosceles triangle ruler) , you will need 153 triangles, with some of these being the half triangles for the edges. Remember than when cutting the half triangles you will cut it either 1/4″ to the right or the left depending on the direction you want the half triangle to go. If you cut it exactly in the middle your triangle will be too short. The white border around is 7″. Finished quilt sizes are 58X60″ after I washed and dried them.

I used for these quilts all prints from Leah Duncan’s Meadow Collection, Picnic by River and Picnic in the Hills. For the Solids, I used Art Gallery’s Pure Elements in the following colors: Crystal Pink, Mirage Blue, Coral Reef, Cozumel Blue, Quartz Pink, Parisian Blue, Emerald, Tranquil Waters, Mandarin, and Snow for the border. All were purchased at Fat Quarter Shop. Ok, I think that’s all I needed to answer. Any more questions, email me. Meanwhile, enjoy these images!

Triangle Quilt by Nathalie Bearden

le Quilt by Nathalie Bearden

le Quilt by Nathalie Bearden

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Triangle Quilt by Nathalie Bearden

le Quilt by Nathalie Bearden© nathalie beardenle Quilt by Nathalie Bearden© nathalie bearden

© nathalie bearden

le Quilt by Nathalie Bearden© nathalie bearden

  • September 22, 2016 - 12:54 pm

    Erin - Hi Natalie!
    My name is Erin and I am a mother and knitter/sewing enthusiast in Maine. I follow your Instagram feed which is so lovely… Coincidentally, my little boy (6months old) is named Miles, too! Great name 🙂 my Instagram handle is @arensprinkle

    I adore the “all things lovely” quilt you designed for your daughters, and I’d love to attempt one for our family. I just have a couple of questions.

    Did you buy the Leah Duncan fabrics from the fat quarter shop as well as the solid art gallery colors? I looked on their website and can’t find some of the fabrics. Did you find them as a bundle, or order all separately? How much of each fabric did you need to make the quilt? I’m just trying to estimate cost, and find the most economic way of purchasing all of the fabrics needed. Thanks so much and I’ll be sure to share the finished project with you!
    Best,
    ErinReplyCancel

    • September 23, 2016 - 4:13 am

      nathaliebearden - Hi Erin,

      If I remember it correctly I bought the fat quarter bundle of the print and yes, the solids, too all from fat quarter. Since the fabric is now “old” and Leah Duncan no longer designs for gallery fabrics, you will have to google to find out who has any of her fabric. etsy might be an option as well. I wish I could be of help in regards of yardage. I am a terrible quilting notetaker. I do remember that I still have enough left over to make another top. Also, you don’t have to use AGF solids. Kona is a good line for solids as well.ReplyCancel

    • September 23, 2016 - 4:34 am

      nathaliebearden - Hi again Erin,

      I got so focused on the quilt question I just now realized that you said you have a Miles! Oh how wonderful! And they are nearly the same age. Mine turns 5 months tomorrow.

      I wish I could have been more helpful with the yardage question. The only advice I can give it to buy more of the solids. Because you can always use solids on other projects. And a fat quarter bundle alone of the prints will make a nice size quilt, too.

      Best of luck,

      NathalieReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2016 - 1:18 pm

    Erin - Thanks so much for the info Natalie! I’ll be sure to share my finished project with you. Here in Maine it’s full-on autumn already, so it’s getting to be perfect “making weather. Enjoy your little Miles! Doesn’t the time go by too fast?!
    Best,
    ErinReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2016 - 1:32 pm

    erin - AND I realized I spelled your name wrong in both of my emails. Sorry! People spell my name wrong all the time- I should know better 😉ReplyCancel

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