This is my entry for the bed quilt category of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival running for the next couple of weeks. If you've come from there - welcome and thanks for visiting!
I started making this quilt back in September last year, and I blogged about the design process back in October. I had the quilt top finished by late October, but it waited several months for me to quilt it.
Eventually, I realised that it was at least partly the basting process that was daunting me, so I had the quilt basted by Sue Burnett, a local long-arm quilter.
Sue might have laughed at me (in the nicest possible way) when she realised that I intended to quilt this monster myself on my little 25 year old domestic sewing machine (you can read all about my little Bernina, and why I don't think you need a fancy expensive sewing machine to make lovely quilts, here if you're interested).
Once the basting was done by Sue, it only took me about a week to finish the quilting, using straight lines (very) approximately 1/2" apart.
Even though this is a pretty big quilt and will probably take its fair share of washing, I hand stitched down the binding. I really enjoy that last hand stitching process, and the finish. I gave this quilt to my brother for his birthday in April, and he immediately wrapped himself up in it like a very very large burrito. I wish I had a photo but I was too slow with the camera! I'm sure he is really enjoying it now the colder weather has arrived.
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!).