Monday, 18 January 2010

Triangle quilt

Remember this?
triangles

And this?
more quilt progress

Well, it's finally, finally finished...
finished rescued quilt

I explained the origins of this quilt here. The short version is that I bought some quilt pieces in an online auction and then decided to sew my first quilt without a pattern or a plan. Despite the wonky triangles and the uneven quilting, I'm pretty pleased with it, and the handmade-ness just adds to the character I reckon. It's been sitting waiting for me to find the perfect binding fabric for about (*ahem*) 6 months, but over the Christmas break I decided it needed to be finished right then and there, and so had to settle for the beige spot fabric I had in my stash. The binding is machine and hand-stitched and I used this great tutorial to create the mitred corners.

finished rescued quilt

I had been considering using a vintage sheet to back it, but then I found a cute light blue floral on sale at Spotlight and thought it would work well with the rest of the fabrics. The white cotton is left over from our wedding eight years ago - we got married in a forest clearing in Rotorua, and I walked down an "aisle" of white cotton fabric. Now the cotton is in my craft stash to be used in special projects.

finished rescued quilt

The finished size is around 1.2 by 1.4 metres. Perfect for keeping your legs warm while watching TV. And it's come in handy in the cold snap we've had over the last week or so in Wellington.

8 comments:

VeganCraftastic said...

Very cute, great job!

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

It almost makes that cold snap worth it. It's a lovely piece of found and finished quilting. Are you tempted to start another yet?

Sunnie said...

A beautiful quilt! White is always a good choice for mixing with scraps,and how wonderful that it's a fabric with memories.
The beige binding is great, but I am pleased by how often a red binding works on a scrap quilt, too.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks lovely! You've done a great job!

Sofia's Mama said...

Good on you for repurposing fabric and completing someone elses abandoned project! The quilt is amazing, well done you.

Happy New Year!

Ange said...

what a clever clogs you are!! I really like the binding ...

Ann said...

Wow. It's lovely.

Ruby in the Dust said...

well done, I bet the original quilter would love how you finished it :)