Triangles

I’m a little bit infatuated with them lately. They’ve become my funny little everyday inspiration recently. I’ve found them on Instagram, seen them in patterns in my favorite stores, and realized they are hiding in various forms all over my house.

It all began with inspiration from a favorite blogger. Check out Elise’s sewing projects and I dare you not to get inspired and fall in love as well. The quilt she made for her baby girl is divine. (So are the letters she’s been writing that little girl each week of her young life. I encourage you to read those as well. They make me cry and swoon all at once.)

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When my mom gifted me with some lovely floral fabric, which I’ve taken to calling Garden Party because that is totally what it reminds me of. I decided maybe it was time to make my own triangle quilt. Since it was an unplanned improv sort of project I improvised my triangle pattern instead of buying a fancy ruler. It’s working out nicely I think.

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I really love that orange and aqua together. Bright and cheerful, I’m all about that!

I’m planning to get this little party  long-arm quilted within the next month. Something swirly and edge to edge I think.  I didn’t plan out sizing or anything, I’ll just sew until I use up all my triangles, but I’m guessing it’ll be a throw. And with scraps? There might be a pillow cover to go with it!

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So, funny thing, in the middle of this mini-obsession I’ve been skimming a history of quilts book. And, of course, I gravitated right to the triangle quilt. From 1900!

How can I not love an art that has such a deep and varied history? It evolves, it inspires, it grows and gets passed down. And, maybe the thing that makes me most happy – it is loved and keeps you warm all in the process.
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Triangles, they’re my happy place right now. What’s yours?

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About Stephanie

I'm a thirty-something wife, a Mama who loves family, dogs & bunnies. A daughter who loves to cook & bake. A sister who loves to sew & knit. A friend who loves to gab & laugh. I'm a christian & a maker of things. I'm a curator of memories, a photographer of life, a writer of stories. I'm a girl who is learning to love the richness of life in all it's fullness. A girl choosing to seek gratitude for my ordinary everyday. A girl learning about choosing to live in joy. Connect with me on Twitter/Instagram/Flickr @BextraordinaryU

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