Triangular Quilt with Fusible Batting Finished

20 Feb

Finished the quilt – so pleased, ignored all phone calls texts messages to get it done on Sunday.

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Triangular Quilt

The fusible batting seemed to work pretty well, although I wasn’t manipulating my quilt too much under the needle as all I was doing was crossing diagonal lines to create more triangles on the quilt. I didn’t have any problems with the quilt sandwich slipping or coming apart, but I think the idea of securing the outer edge, and if you are wanting a bit more reassurance the odd pin around the quilt, is a good idea.  I didn’t feel the need for adding any pins in the centre of the quilt, only around the edge and enjoyed a pin free quilting experience.

The thing that got me on this quilt more was cutting the fabric on the bias with all those angles.  I found it difficult to get the quilt straight, each time I thought I’d squared the thing, I would measure again and found the fabric had bowed again. So I lost some inches around the quilt, Argh!!  I think, if  I had had enough white cotton fabric I might have added a border around the triangles. (In my rush to finish this one I got sold some poly cotton by my local fabric shop, asked if it was 100% cotton, shop owner said yes, got home – did the burn test – not impressed, more on that another time)

I’m glad I finished it ‘cos there were certainly a few times it almost ended up in the scrap bag.

Quilt Stats:

64″ by 70″

Hand Dyed Recycled Calico Fabric

White cotton Fabric

Recycled White Cotton Bed Sheet

Diagonal Lined Machine Quilted on Home Machine (Superior Thread…more on that later)

Thanks for coming to visit.

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7 Responses to “Triangular Quilt with Fusible Batting Finished”

  1. Charlotte February 20, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    it’s amazing! I’d love to see it in person 😀

  2. ags February 20, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    amazing work, Piece of Art rather…

  3. jennysquawk February 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    It’s beautiful. Did the quilt still bow out after it was quilted? I usually have the best results with biased piecesafter it was quilted

    • diannajessie March 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      No, it held it’s shape much more once quilted, fortunately:)

  4. snarkyquilter February 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Love the end product – lots of movement and energy. I usually starch the heck out of fabric that will be cut on the bias before cutting it. It helps control the stretch a bit.

  5. janelightfoot February 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Wow! Amazing! I agree, my first impression was the movement that is going on, and so cheerful too.

  6. Julianne February 26, 2013 at 2:07 am #

    A amazing quilt, like a work of art. I love it.

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