I have something else to tick off my Q2 list. Yay! The triangle quilt is finished! I also put it as my April's goal of ALYoF. I was not sure if I'll be able to finish it since I was about to quilt with polar fleece.
I wanted to do diagonal lines only but as the quilting was going well I went with every second line and created big triangles. As you can see I started with batting only. Once I was done I added the fleece. I was expecting I get the same triangles once I quilt the fleece but no. Surprise! I ended with hexagons and small triangles instead. I do like it though.
This was not my first time quilting with fleece hence the little fear :-) We like our quilts to be cozy and warm so I prefer this material over pieced design. The quilting went fine. Instead of doing two straight lines which could end up in mess and puckers I went with simple single rib stitch. My tip for working with fleece is to not square up your sandwich. Keep the exceeding fabric there it makes it much more easier to work with.
In my previous attempt I had so many little puckers while sewing the binding on. They eventually got hidden in binding which I hand stitched over it. As the fleece stretched I also had to cut quite a bit at the corner section. This time no puckers and no stretch. The corners were just fine.
I made this quilt during the Triangle QAL and it was an easy and simple to put together. I'm really happy with the layout I came with and the whole process went smoothly without any hiccups. There are many possibilities to play with triangles so this might not be the last triangle quilt. Check out what others have created HERE.
I couldn't use the same field over again so today we dropped by train station nearby. We like to go there with my girls and just watch the trains pass by. High five for another finish! I'm at 2/6 which sounds pretty promising for this quarter.