Last year, one of the awards I received from the Minnesota State Fair included a gift certificate to Bear Patch Quilting in White Bear Lake. So, last fall I drove up to the store to see what to spend my certificate on. I had some ideas of fabric I wanted, however, when going through the shop I was unable to find anything matching my ideas. Not wanting to drive up there again on another day, I looked around and found some fabric that I liked. Without any plans for what I was going to make, I purchased two yards of the black fabric and took it home.
Several months later, when looking at some fused glass ideas, I came across a plate that I really liked. And, upon thinking about it, I realized it would make a nice quilt pattern as well. So, I went to my computer and came up with an idea for a quilt to make using the fabric. Using the colors of the black swirled fabric, I designed the quilt to have graduated colorings in the strips. When designing, I didn’t like the blunt ends of the triangles and decided to angle them. I also decided to make the triangles overlap.
When I went through the fabrics in my stash, I was happy to find that I had enough of each of the colors I selected that I only needed to purchase the black fabric needed.
This summer, I finally pulled out these fabrics and started working on my idea. Finishing it in time for the state fair, I decided to enter it and received a third place ribbon.
While the quilt was on display at the fair, I made some things to go with the quilt.