i have my spring garden planted and looking great, so it’s back to some quilting. i hadn’t bought fabric in two weeks! so i made my way to the 1/2 off table at Beverly’s this past weekend and ended up with some great fabric.
i’m obsessed with the HBO series Game of Thrones [it's my quilty pleasure] and when i spied the Elizabethtown by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics, the colors and prints inspired me to create a ‘Game of Thrones’ quilt.
i’m almost finished piecing my lone star quilt, but i’m taking a break to get started on my GOT quilt!
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