Sunday, April 27, 2014

Q2 - Triangle quilt finished


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.



The Sassy Quilter


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. 


Finish Along 2014


No hand stitched binding. I used the same rip stitch as I used for quilting. This might be my favorite quilt ever! Seriously :-) Don't you have the same feeling with the latest thing you finish? I do.

Do you remember I wanted to name my quilts after songs? The name of this one would be: Under control. I was not able to go random hence the name plus it is pretty catchy tune as well.


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27 comments:

  1. Krásná je a také zajímavý exteriér na focení. :-) Ale nejvíce se mi líbila deka hozená přes zábradlí. :-)

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  2. A fabulous finish! Love all your photos they really show off the quilt! Congrats on a wonderful finish Vera.

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  3. It looks fantastic! Congrats on your finish!

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  4. Congratulations on a great finish. I love the fleece on the back.

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  5. Love the quilt, and your choice of photography venue is a hoot - what a great way to show it off! I bet it gave the train riders a nice surprise too, lol!

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  6. I love how this came out. It's nice to see that someone else used big triangles too.

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  7. Great finish! You are on a roll! Love those pics with the train in the background--very original.

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  8. This quilt looks fantastic and your photos are wonderful. You found the perfect setting for your photo shoot :)

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  9. such a gorgeous finish, and brilliant photos :)

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  10. You get a high five from me for sure! This turned out so lovely Vera!
    I love the stitch you used for the quilting, i've been thinking about using something other than a straight stitch for a while now.
    After seeing this i'll be trying it soon!

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  11. I love the wavy line quilting, have to try that with my next quilt. It's a beautiful finish, Vera! I love European trains, wonderful photos :)

    -Soma

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  12. It's a beautiful quilt! And looks so comfy with your fleece backing ! LOVE your photos.... your colors pop with your cool backgrounds!
    I like that wavy line quilting, too. (I do have that on my machine and wondered when I might put it to use!)

    Susie

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  13. Such a fabulous quilt! The photo shoot is fantastic, too - these look like they belong in a book that I would buy! Thanks for the details on how it was made...so interesting!

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  14. It's a beautiful quilt. Gorgeous colors and fabrics and the quilting is so pretty. The photos you took are wonderful!

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  15. Love it, and love your patterns within the pattern, very striking

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  16. What a fun layout and I love your photos!

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  17. Beautifully done, another great finish. I love that you took the photos outside, it brought the colours out, even more. Thanks for the tips on quilting with fleece. I've only done it once and now I know what to do if I ever try it again.

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  18. Sweet finish, Vera. You certainly do deserve a high five! Glad your quilting went well without any pucker problems. And congrats on the machine finished binding. Love that wavy quilting!

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  19. Lovely finish. I hope I can get mine finished yet this week. I love your photo shoot too.

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  20. Aww love those teddy bears on the back!! I like the pattern on the back with the quilting too, looks like big stars :) the photos with the train remind me how I always mispell triangle as traingle lol so seems like an appropriate photo location ;)

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    1. Thank you! I see tha pattern as stars as well :) Traingle would be fun name :)

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  21. Your station photos are incredible! Absolutely LOVE them and your quilt looks so good!

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  22. I love love love your quilting and that yummy fleece backing:) The linen looking fabric looks great too...I really want to work with some of that soon. Your pics are just fabulous too! Stellar finish.(i used to live near train tracks and loved watching the trains too)

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  23. Beautiful and congratulations as well for being featured on Sew Mama Sew!! i am so glad I found your blog!

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  24. Can I please ask you what the finished size of this quilt and how big are your triangles? I am currently working on a triangle quilt. The shrinkage after sewing them will be so big that it is disappointing that I won't be getting the size I planned :(

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  25. Gratuluju ke zveřejnění na Sew Mama Sew! Skvělá práce :-)

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  26. I love how you grouped your triangles into larger triangles. This makes it special.

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