2014 Finish #9: Triangles Triangles and More Triangles

I have completed the Triangle Quilt Along!  Whooo Hooo!
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I did the long arm quilting Saturday, April 26th.  I was there by 8:15 and out of the door by 2:00 p.m.   I walked out of there a happy quilter; a queen size (91×91) quilt long-arm quilted for $115 including batting.

I didn’t go with my original plan for the thread or the quilting pattern.  I tried variegated purple thread, black and white variegated thread, purple thread, black thread, and white thread.  The white became the clear winner – it was the only one that could really be seen on all of the busy fabric.

The quilting pattern is Circles and Triangles.  I decided to go with this pattern because it reflected the triangle structure and all of the dotted fabric within the quilt.

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This is from the back of the long arm machine.  Gives a great view of backing.

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You can see the backing of the quilt.  The thread is white, so the quilting is very subtle.
I am going to let the pictures show the results.

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The quilting really shows up on the solid purple triangles.

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I was even able to get the binding on within 24 hours of being quilted. That might be a record for me!

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This was my “worst” corner.  I am getting better – just takes time.

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See, a much better corner.

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I am very excited to be done!  I didn’t think that I was going to make The Sassy Quilter’s deadlines.  I only missed making one post and completed the quilt with a few days to spare!   Off to wash the quilt, I love cuddling under a crinkly quilt on a rainy day.  Unfortunately, the weather is cooperating with this plan.

Thank you Paula (The Sassy Quilter) for hosting a great quilt along!

 

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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19 Responses to 2014 Finish #9: Triangles Triangles and More Triangles

  1. Beautiful finish! Love the quilting design and the solid purple binding. Congrats on a gorgeous job!

    • Thanks for the compliments! Thought it might tone done some of the busyness of the black and white prints. For some reason, I am in a solid binding phase. As well, as a purple phase. ; )

  2. The Sassy Quilter says:

    That quilting! It is perfect, totally gives you the angular feel of the quilt. Such a stunning finish and speedy…hope I didn’t stress you too much:) Really beautiful!

    • The stressful part was deciding to go big! I didn’t need to make a queen size quilt in that time. Glad I was able to make it happen! Thanks for hosting! Looks like a lot of people finished!

  3. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous! The colors in this are scrumptious! Perfect binding color and backing fabric!

    • Thank you so much! I am kind of in love with this quilt right now. That is until I get distracted by another project of my own or inspiration from what other quilters are doing! That’s why I stop by your blog!

  4. Congratulations! Fabulous colours, love the variety of purples. The quilting matches the triangles so nicely. Love it!

  5. knitnkwilt says:

    Looks good. Those were great quilting pattern and binding choices. I have problems with corners too, but what’s one good but less than perfect one when the others turned out right? I do an extra row of machine stitching on the imperfect ones so that they hold. Or if I am hand stitching the binding I do a few extra stitches in the corner.

  6. Lynda H says:

    love the colors of your quilt and the quilting pattern you used is really fun. I applaud your ability to do a machine stitched binding – I always mess mine up somewhere along the way and become very dissatisfied with the results. The only machine stitched binding I have done that I like is on baby quilts with a fancy stitch – never a straight stitch.

    • I never learned how to hand stitch binding on. I rationalized machine binding, claiming it would be stronger and look better than my wonky hand stitches. I have tried “a fancy” stitch before, but found that it was more noticeable when I stitched crooked. I make sure that the bobbin thread is the same color as the bobbin thread when I quilt.

  7. That is totally awesome! Super work!

    • Thank you! I knew that I wanted to do a black and white quilt, but wasn’t sure what color to use. Decided to be trendy and go with the Pantone Color of the Year.

  8. Bobbi says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabrics you chose. It was clever to make the purples solid with the busyness of the blacks and whites.

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