To round out our Week of Shapes for the 100 Days of Modern Quilting we have one final triangle quilt to share with you. This time, it’s the Half Square Triangle disguised in a Flying Geese formation. Rita Hodge from Red Pepper Quilts calls this colorful quilt Birds of a Feather and was inspired to play with these fabrics from another quilter’s work. She has been quilting on and off for ten years, much more so over the last 3 years. She especially enjoys fabric play, and has developed her own sense of color and layout style simply by trusting in her own instincts to create without limitations.
Question: What was your inspiration for this quilt?
Rita: I spotted on Flickr a picture of a quilt for a Doll Quilt Swap from Kate Blakesley who blogs at Swim, Bike, Quilt. I wasn’t immediately taken by, nor could see the potential for the Alexander Henry Heath print until I spotted this quilt. I sourced my own stash of this print and started a quilt with similar elements even though I knew the overall block/design/layout would be quite different.
Question: What is your Favorite part of the Quilt?
Rita: I LOVE the backing fabric, a new bed sheet by UK designer Orla Kiely.
Question: What did you learn making this quilt?
Rita: To continue to be patient with trimming Half Square Triangles. It’s time consuming but so well worth the effort to make oversized Half Square Triangle Units, and trim back to correct size, as it makes for much easier and more accurate patchwork piecing.