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.
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!).
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