1. Sewing with equilateral triangles (I'm a 90 degrees kind of girl)
2. Experimenting with colour (Having an engineering background I tend to visualise in black, white and grey)
3. Trying to be more thrifty (I usually throw out my scraps)
Thanks to the Triangle QAL at The Sassy Quilter I now know how to make an equilateral triangle quilt! The QAL instalments and tutorials were very clear and therefore easy to follow and it was fun learning along with everyone.
I was too late to link up my final quilt due to planning a certain 4 year old's Princess-Mermaid-Pirate-Party (yes, we morph our themes in this house!)
... but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.
There are some lovely triangle quilts linked up though, so go over there and give them a well deserved cheer!
I've been trying to stretch myself with colour-play and have never really attempted blending etc. So, when I was left with a few charm pack misfits, I wondered how I could combine them all to make a cohesive quilt?
I started by sorting them into different coloured piles first then just laid them out from warm through to cool colours. It seemed to work and I will definitely keep this method in mind for scrap quilts in future!
The dolls quilt is bound in some old, grey, linen blend maternity trousers that I've had hiding in my cupboard. I recently did a wardrobe turnout and came across them. I decided to keep them as I thought the linen fabric would come in handy...
|Just one leg was needed for the binding|
... funny to think that just a few years ago (pre-children, pre-quilting) that I would have just put them in the charity bag ... my, how I've changed.
UPDATE: Here is the link to my original Q2 Finish Along List
Size: 27" x 27"
Fabric: Top = left over charm squares, Back = white with rainbow dots, Binding = ex-maternity grey linen trousers
Quilting: By me on my domestic machine, SLQ 1/4" off each side of every 2nd triangle row using Gutermann 100% cotton, Col. 618
Linking up with:
Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts
Fabric Tuesday at QuiltStory
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts