Somehow, this configuration of triangles, designed simply by putting together fabrics that "felt right" next to each other, seems to have a prismatic effect -- white light, refracted, splitting, bouncing around inside the borders.
The design -- bright solid triangles, limited prints, large white border -- is inspired by a quilt made by Joy of Wildflowers Photography, but featuring a palette that might sit better in a little boy's nursery. As I wrote about earlier, this was a collaborative project. My friend never having made a quilt before, and myself having never sewn a triangle before, we were both extremely surprised by how simply the whole thing seemed to come together. One row at at time, and the points somewhat magically came out pointy!
All of the prints used are from Art Gallery Fabric's Indian Summer collection -- perhaps my favourite collection of the year so far (I got a fat quarter bundle from WestWoodAcres -- they don't seem to have the bundle in stock currently, but do have yardage of the foxy mountains). For this quilt (as it is heavily bulked-up with Kona solids), I used only four fat quarters, and even had plenty of scraps left over from those to carry into the next project!
Pure joy -- the working together, the Southwestern-style colours, the triangles. I have big plans for the rest of the Indian Summer line, and will definitely be having another go at triangles as soon as possible. One for my faithful little assistant, perhaps?