14 February, 2014

Triangles, triangles everywhere

Happy Valentines Day everyone !!! I'm scheduling this so am not sure what Dh has got up his sleeve to surprise me with but i'll let you know *wink*

I'm linking up with Can I get a Whoop Whoop Finish it up Friday and TGIFF

I've finished the Triangle quilt :O)
It started with 2 charm packs from my text swop and rainbow swop, I added some of my fabrics too and during the summer DD and I got busy with the sizzix isosceles  triangle die. 

@sizzix_UK cutting isosceles triangles outside,5 yo summer funTea outside with quilt in progress
#flimsy #notperfect but I can live with it,lessons learnt. Ds wants it but think its too girly for him,may have to make the one I have planned for him see if #bribery worksoh to be in July with sun and fun I sewed and sewed and sewed and ended up with this fairly decent quilt, not all the points match up but alot of them do seem to :)

it's not huge at 44x60" but it's perfect for two people to sit on the settee and snuggle
#heartsandloops #fmq #gettingbetter
It's sat in the UFO pile for ages but on Sunday the quilting and Aurifil gods were with me and within a few hours I had the quilt back off the frame.  It's quilted in my first attempt at hearts and loops with my go to Aurifil polyester for longarms in Seashell #5505 and bottomline in white for the bobbin.
Binding was the hardest part, I didn't want to square the edges off although I am NEVER EVER doing a triangular binding again.  Making it was easy and with the simplicity bias binding machine I soon had this yummy on the bias bias binding 
That'll be the  homemade bias binding then. Once again I love Dh for buying bias binder maker. No burnt fingers and perfect binding
But omg, what a nightmare trying to get it to still look triangular and it took sooooooooooooooo much longer than usual straight sided, (even more so than the scallop binding's i've made in the past)
Will blog later #triangle #quilt finished !!!! Made from rainbow and text charm pack swop, @sizzix_Uk dies and of course @aurifil pieced and quilted with poly thread

The rain stopped long enough yesterday for me to run out and take these piccies in the sun, the backing is a bit of leftover cotton sheet from one of last year's siblings together quilts.
Now bro has kicked sister off and regained his rightful place lol... #therewillbefightsbeforebedtime
Thirty minutes later it was given the seal of approval by two little monsters, the bro pushed his sister off it. It's also another finish from my Finish along list :) whey hey hey

Wish me luck and send good vibes to the quilting gods, tomorrow is Giant Star burst quilting day.

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  1. Looking good! Well done. You have breaks in the rain? I'm jealous!
    I'm so relieved we live on a hill and the river running down the drive isn't settling around (or in) the house!
    What do you think of the Sizzix cutter? Is it wasteful?

  2. That edging was worth the hassle. . Looks lovely

  3. I love the triangle edge...it was definitely worth the effort.

  4. I agree with everyone. The edging really made a difference. Great job.

  5. Wow - gorgeous and very impressive :) Love it!

  6. Beautiful job! I am now glad I cut mine straight but it looks cool!

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  8. You deserve a medal for those triangle sides, Pippa! They look great and give a great touch to the quilt. Love me triangle quilts! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!


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