Friday, 27 February 2009

Quilt top finished

quilt top

This has been sitting in the to-do pile for far too long. Earlier this week I finally dug it out and realised that I only had to sew the strips of triangles together and add a border for the top to be finished.

This quilt came to me in pieces via a Trade Me auction (and the person I bought it from told me she had bought them at an op-shop) - the pieces were already cut out and I had to try and figure out what pattern was intended. In the end I opted for large triangles, with lots of white in between. The white fabric also has a history - it played a part in our wedding 7 years ago. We got married in a forest clearing in Rotorua and I walked down an "aisle" of white fabric strewn with rose petals. I'm slowly using the 20m or so of white cotton in my craft projects.

In retrospect, triangles were not an easy choice for a first quilt - it is really difficult to line up the triangles with each other without loosing the points in the seam allowance. There are rather a lot of truncated triangles in this quilt, but I think it just adds to the charm...

Next up, backing and quilting. I think that in keeping with the thrifted/re-used theme, I should really back it with a vintage sheet. The hunt is on for the perfect sheet to use.

10 comments:

Ann said...

Louise, it's turned out beautifully!

sewfunky said...

beautiful! :D

bellathreads said...

Isn't it great to get into the "to do" box? Your quilt looks lovely.

highwaycottage said...

Fantastic. Love the triangles!!!

Jessicah said...

It's lovely! I can't see any truncated triangles. I like the pattern you chose. I started quilting mine the other day, and have some phtotos to put up of the process. I'll stick them up now if you want some pointers on how to do it- I learnt lots from the tutor in my class compared to when I cobbled it together the first time!

Ange Rothwell said...

I've got a grillion all-but-done things in my craft box. This is a kickstart for me to go finish off maybe two of them today.
And of course, your quilt is beautiful!!

Kate said...

It looks great!

Kimberlee and Lies said...

It really does look beautiful, really 'quilty', by that I mean like a quilt that you can only get in very expensive hand-work boutiques! I like your historical and personalsed touch too!
Lies

Amy said...

The quilt looks lovely. 60 degree triangles can be a bit fiddly and even trying sometimes. Good on you for getting it finished. Is there another one planned?

kimberlee said...

going to trade me right now to look for quilt pieces!

I love the idea of finishing somebody else's W.I.P!

looks great!