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
a finished quilt…hurray!!
this is a birthday quilt for my step daughter, she loves fairies and when i stumbled upon this yummy alexander henry fairy fabric, i had to have it!
i went with a basic block because i really didn’t want to lose all those whimsical fairies, so i fussy cut them, added sashing and the coordinating alexander henry ‘sprinkles’ fabric as a border…
- size 48″ x 48″
- fabric block: everyday eden flower fairies by alexander henry
- fabric border: everyday eden sprinkles by alexander henry
- sashing and binding: small dots
- backing: kona bone
- thread: aurifil 2021
- batting: warm and natural
it’s not edible.. no calories involved.. yet still exciting, because it means you’re one big step closer to a finished quilt!
if you google “basting a quilt” you will come up with oodles of ways to baste a quilt.. i’m sure there are even debates on the subject, but just like any handcrafted project… do what works for YOU!
so far, this is what works for me [but i reserve the right to change my mind in the future..lol]
- the front of a beautiful project
- the backing, i.e. a solid piece of fabric, a cotton sheet, a pieced backing, even another front for your back..
- batting, i love Warm & Natural and/or Warm & White and have no experience with anything else, it just works for me!
- 505 Spray and Fix Adhesive
- old sheet for overspray
i roll out my warm and white onto a sheet and size to fit my quilt front, making sure to have at least 1-2″ on all 4 sides, this allows for movement when quilting. cut your batting.
note: as you can see i lay my quilt onto a sheet bigger than my project so that it will catch most of the overspray..