Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday. WIP around and Triangle Quilt Along Link Up


Well it is that time of the week again to link up with The Little White Dove.   I can excitedly say that this link up has really made me prioritise my own personal sewing.  I have all but finished the triangle quilt that I first posted about when I started linking up and here is the progress to date.
The only thing left to do, is to hand sew down the binding.  It is just pinned down at this point, but that will only take me a couple of nights while watching television.

I decided to back it with a great piece of vintage sheeting that I purchased.  I actually love red and green together and the triangular pattern I thought was just such a suitable match.    I call this my $15 quilt.   The fabric I won from another gorgeous blogger over in the US. The batting was going out for $6.50 (polyester) at a closing down sale of a fabric store in the city. The vintage sheeting I purchased $8.50 from an online Facebook shop.    BARGAIN.   Just as a heads up though, I won't use polyester in my quilts ever again. It was a very uneven surface for pinning and quilting and the finished quilt has no real warmth to it.   Wool batting for me all the way from now on.





Incidentally, I don't know why the photo of the front of the quilt turned out so washed out.  If you want the true colour just go back to my last post about it.  The photo was perfect from my Ipad but when transferring it to my main computer it changed colour.   Never mind.   It even looks correct when I shared it on Flickr.  









 
Here it is, a completely finished quilt. Just a nice close up to try and give you a true picture of the fabric colours.











Little White Dove
The Sassy Quilter

16 comments:

  1. Oh I love that vintage sheet! Great use of a thrifty find. Love the triangles - I need to get over my fear of triangles and make a triangle quilt. :)

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  2. Oh Vicki! That sheet is just perfect and can I say that back is so smooooth, wow. Great job basting and the hand quilting is so tiny, I thought it was by machine! Awesome finish.

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    1. Thanks Paula. I thought so about the sheet too.

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  3. Well done VickiLorraine! I love your fabrics and the sheet too - I don't like using polyester either.

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    1. Thanks Margie :) I certainly won't fall for a bargain re the polyester again. Thank goodness, now that it is quilted down and I pressed the life out of it, it doesn't look too bad. I can just use it as a throw over on cool nights, whilst watching the television and doing my stitching.

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  4. The sheet is fantastic but I love the little border you pieced to finish off your triangles. So lovely.

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    1. Thank you Kris. The little border idea, I had noticed another lovely quilter had done to hers. I mentioned to her in the flickr group that I thought it a nice touch.

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  5. The border around the triangles really adds a nice finishing touch. I may try something similar next time I make a triangle quilt. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Mary. It took care of my left over scraps nicely

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  6. Pretty and I was interested to see your border-- looks great!

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  7. What a gorgeous quilt! I do love me a triangle quilt... And the colours you chose are perfect. Love the addition of the border. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lorna. Glad you like my finished quilt

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  8. That is so pretty. Love the colors you selected.

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