Sunday, January 24, 2016

First Finish in 2016

Winter has finally come full blast with lots of snow. The blue light in the short days of winter is a good backdrop for my Color Me Happy quilt, all in a cold palette.

The quilt is made from a stack of 40 so-called Turnovers, or triangles. I can understand why this pre-cut has not gained any widespread popularity, since I had this stack in my shelves for a couple of years before I got inspired to use it.

I added solid stripes of 1 1/2" width in a contrasting color in between the triangles, sewed it together and squared it up to 10". Then I cut 10" squares in grey, light blue and white. I love the colors, they fit so well together!

The arrangement of the blocks are kind of random, and I like the way the contrasting stripes makes a kind of zig-zag path across the quilt.

I have not photo-shopped the pictures, because I like the natural light an overcast day has in the middle of a snow filled winter. An indoor shot of the quilt and more quilting details can be found in this post.

I used a leftover piece of Britten Nummer (from Ikea) for the back. This quilt will be donated to the children's ward of my local hospital, and I like that the children can learn to count in English when they use the quilt.

This is my 11th charity quilt for the hospital. I hope it will bring some comfort to a sick child.

Here the quilt is spread out on a huge pile of snow outside my house. I can hardly imagine that there was no snow here two weeks ago!

The snow was nice and dry, so after the photo shoot I just just gave the quilt a nice shake, and all the snow came off.

The quilt will be washed and dried before it is donated.

This is my first finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long. My original goal list is here.

2016 FAL

This is also my first finish of a UFO in 2016. I had the stack of triangles for approximately two years until I got the courage to make something out of it. It is never too late!

Keep on quilting!

Linked up to Let's Bee SocialLinky Tuesday and Needle and Thread Thursday.


  1. Gorgeous quilt and pictures on a snowy day. Love that this will be a charity quilt and loved by someone at the hospital!

  2. Very different. Nice colors, and I'm sure someone will really enjoy it. It pays to be daring.

  3. what a super quilt loving the design here shows how a simple triangle can be made into something outstanding. Lots of snow you have had hope it does not stay too long and the temperature rises to thaw it

  4. Very nice. I really like the addition of the stripes in there.

  5. Nice finish, someone is going to be very happy to have that quilt.

  6. Visiting from Sew Cute Tuesday. Congratulations on a nice finish, and for charity too! You must be proud. I really like the black stripe you added between the triangles. They give the quilt an extra punch!

  7. I love this! It's so bold and graphic and a great choice for those precuts!

  8. Congratulations on your first finish of the year! This is such a happy quilt and will surely cheer up the child who receives it. Love that backing!

  9. I really like the addition of the stripes - adds a lot of interest to the quilt.

  10. What a cool and modern finish! It will be a warm quilty hug for a child in need of one.

  11. Great modern quilt. And a great idea to put the solid line in between.

  12. What a great way to use the turnovers! I love this quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Wow I barely recognise it from your list! You have transformed it into a truly stunning quilt! Thank you for linking your list and for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts


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