Saturday, 30 March 2013

Equilateral triangle quilt - finished!

I finally finished my brother's equilateral triangle quilt!  I started making it back in September last year, and I blogged about the design process back in October.  I had the quilt top finished by late October, and it has been waiting for me to quilt it ever since.


I was going to finish it for Christmas, but then I didn't.  So I put it on my list of first quarter goals for the 2013 Finish-A-Long.  Then I spent all of January and February NOT quilting this quilt.  So I made it my March goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.


The quilting and the basting were daunting me, so I had the quilt basted by Sue Burnett, a local long-arm quilter.


Once that was done, it only took me about a week to finish the quilting, using straight lines (very) approximately 1/2" apart.


Now that the binding is hand stitched down and the basting threads have been removed, this quilt is ready for gifting to my brother.  I hope he loves it as much as I do!

By the way, if you are interested in making your very own equilateral triangle quilt, I have a couple of tutorials that might be useful, on how to cut equilateral triangles and how to sew equilateral triangles.

Quilt Stats
Finished Size:  Approximately 87 inches by 84 inches.
Fabric: Assorted cream, grey and taupe solids, assorted cream, grey, mustard, blue, red, brown and taupe prints.
Backing: DS Quilts print from Spotlight.
Binding: Woodgrain print from Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 line.
Pieced and quilted by: me, on my domestic sewing machine.  Basted by Sue Burnett on her long-arm machine, and basting threads removed by me and my mum (thanks mum!).

This quilt is the fifth of my nine first quarter goals for the 2013 Finish-A-Long - over halfway there!  It is also my March goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

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Linking up with:

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and, of course, Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

25 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

It’s beautiful Adrianne!!

Patchwork and Play said...

I have admired this quilt for a very long time! Rest assured, if its not to your brother's taste, I will have it (LOL!) I love how the quilting has given the simple design depth and texture!

Anna said...

Love it! I have just started one for my friend, it's full of bright triangles and is very exciting!

JHNickodemus said...

That is so awesome! Your quilting looks great! I've been having a bit of trouble with mine getting wonky. Did you use a walking foot or a free motion foot?

Heidi said...

Love the results! I just did my first straight-line, narrow-width quilting this week and was surprised it took so much longer than my normal FMQ allover quilting. (I posted the baby quilt yesterday http://redletterquilts.blogspot.com/2013/03/progress-report.html). I have always pin-basted and never basted with thread, My question is how you avoid stitching over/into the basting threads? Is the basting thread hard to remove?

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is just beautiful. Love your color palette and how the greys seem to "calm down" some of the brights yet let them sparkle too. Great job.

Carolyn S. said...

I came over from Lovely Finishes. Your quilt is beautiful. I can see absolutely no reason for your brother not to be thrilled.

Annabella said...

It's absolutely beautiful and a fabulous finish - thank you so much for your email and thlink to the QAL which I had seen, but if I make equilateral triangles this is the sort of thing I want to make and probably using my Field Study FQs :)

Kirsten said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I really love the colour scheme and the straight line quilting is fabulous.

capitolaquilter said...

Love the finished quilt and the dense quilting is amazing. Congrats

Sarah J. said...

Wow, I love it and that you got it done! I started an equilateral triangle quilt for my son last year. Top done but not quilted. Seeing yours will hopefully help nudge me to just do it. Beautiful!

Sarah J. said...

Wow, I love it and that you got it done! I started an equilateral triangle quilt for my son last year. Top done but not quilted. Seeing yours will hopefully help nudge me to just do it. Beautiful!

memmens said...

Great job - I am itching to try a triangle quilt

Stitch and Yarn said...

Love the colour combo – great finish!
– Tara

Little Island Quilting said...

Beautiful

Just Sew Sue said...

Well done on getting it finished.

maria said...

I love the colours you've used. The quilting suits the design really well.

Whitney said...

BEAUTIFUL! i love your color choices!!

Taryn said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the color choices and the mixture of solids and prints!

Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Acquainted this week!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love this quilt. What a wonderful job.

Alia said...

I love your fabric choices! The triangles really dance across the quilt top, lovely job

evamarie said...

I love it!

ipatchandquilt said...

Love it to bits! Gorgeous fabrics and pattern!
Esther

Franziska said...

love everything about this quilt, the colours, the pattern, how you arranged the triangles. A equilateral triangle projevt is on my list for a long time. I saved your tutorials and hope to start something like this soon.

Bettina Danger said...

This is gorgeous! You inspired me to make a mini quilt for my kitchen! Thank you!