Streetscape in Triangles // Finished Modern Quilt

Jewel Tones–a finished quilt. I am so happy to have both started and finished this quilt… I’ve had the color scheme in my head for six months after seeing a streetscape in Metropolis magazine. I actually finished while it was still daylight, but I didn’t think about the pouring rain this afternoon… problem.  I finally pinned it to my garage and snapped some pictures under an umbrella. I’m going to hang it upstairs in my hallway for now. My favorite thing about this quilt (besides the color scheme) is the unexpected blocks that show up in the seemingly random design–a star, a pinwheel, an hourglass, a row of flying geese. It feels a bit like a hidden picture. Happy sewing, everyone. And happy birthday to my mom, tomorrow!

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  1. Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    Katie, this is just awesome! Congratulations on getting it finished!

  2. Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    It’s just terrific. Love it.

  3. Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Very cool!

  4. Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Me likey :)

  5. Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    It’s wonderful! Were they randomly pieced and placed, or was it all completely planned out colourwise?

  6. Posted March 3, 2012 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    Ditto the love from above – HSTs really are my favorite!

  7. Posted March 3, 2012 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    really pretty!

  8. Posted March 3, 2012 at 4:33 am | Permalink


  9. Posted March 3, 2012 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    very nice!!

  10. Posted March 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Indeed, it’s like Highlights Hidden Pictures, but for quilters 😉 Love it, Katie, it’s awesome :)

  11. Posted March 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    stunning! I love the colours :)
    Happy Birthday to your mum!

  12. Kristie
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Love it! And I like the hidden blocks,too :)

  13. Posted March 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    its just beautiful – your use of colours is lovely.

  14. Posted March 5, 2012 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Ha! It is great. I had no idea you read my Metropolis magazines.

  15. Deanna
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    This is beautiful! You really are talented. miss you!

  16. Posted March 13, 2012 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    Katie, this is beautiful! Those secondary patterns are so fun to find.

  17. Posted November 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Not sure how I missed this one. It’s beautiful!!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted November 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

      thank you! It’s one of my favorites, for sure.

  18. Posted November 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi Katie,
    I love love love this quilt. Do you have a pattern you used to make this, or was it just randomly placed squares?

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted November 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much. I just sewed triangles randomly together, and then put them on a design wall and switched them out as needed. I’m sorry I don’t have anything more specific! Its a great pattern to play around with, for sure.

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