2014 Finish #9: Triangles Triangles and More Triangles

I have completed the Triangle Quilt Along!  Whooo Hooo!
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.




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


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.


The quilting really shows up on the solid purple triangles.


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

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


See, a much better corner.


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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