last night [april 4] i began my first attempt at creating a quilt using equilateral triangles, with my Juliana Horner fabric stash. the cutting was easy peasy with the Fons & Porter 60° pyramid ruler.. but the piecing part, is a bit slower for me, i think it’s just the fact that i’m so worried about my points matching up.. that perfectionist part of me rearing its ugly head…
i must relax and just have fun!….. in fact fabric shopping is on my to-do list today, i need to hunt down my kona bone fabric to finish my homeschool quilt and plan to visit one of my favorite local quilt shops.
update. finished quilt, april 12th
my equilateral quilt is complete and i love it!
i wanted minimal quilting, so this quilt would wash up soft and cuddly. i simply stitched straight lines creating a diamond pattern. i love the look of the diamonds on the back of the quilt.
i used 2 1/2″ x 4″ strip sets to create the border and the strips along the back of the quilt.
i finished my quilt off with my favorite double binding technique, you can find a complete tutorial here, those mitered corners come out perfect every time!
- finished quilt measures: 44″ x 49″
- fabric prints: Juliana Horner
- sashing, back and binding: kona solid ivory
- thread: aurifil #2310
- batting: warm and natural
‘coming home’.. another birthday quilt, using Juliana Horner and Denyse Schmidt fabrics from various collections. the pattern is on page 12 of Precut Quilts.. although as you can see, i won’t be using precuts..
yeah!..i finished the ‘coming home’ quilt last night! another completed birthday quilt, and just in time, since she’ll be in town this weekend!
i made a lap size quilt, using 16-10″x10″ squares vs 30, and i omitted the 1″ sashing around the edge of the quilt because i couldn’t find a fabric that i liked.. i think it came out adorable..
once again sunny california is not sunny, in fact it’s gray and gloomy, which i’ve decided is a given when it’s time for me to take photos of a quilt, i’m quite sure the sun will come out after i’ve already posted these photos..
- measures: 51″ x 51″
- fabric: juliana horner, denyse schmidt and kona solid in ivory
- fabric back & binding: juliana horner trails
- batting: warm and natural
- thread: aurifil 2310
who says, when you’re on a mission to purchase the fabric for the backing of a quilt, you can’t purchase even more fabric!
i swear my shopping cart just veers towards all the quilting fabric it’s ‘almost’ unstoppable, [ok not really]..
i’m backing my ‘game night’ quilt and loved the Juliana Horner fabric i worked with and need to create a quilt for my daughter who also had a birthday..[but she lives out of town, so i have extra time to get hers finished..].. so i scoured the shelves for more Juliana Horner fabric. i ended up with four more Juliana Horner fabrics alternated with four Denyse Schmitz fabrics.
stayed tuned, as i already have the pattern and just need to start cutting!