Sunday, April 7, 2013
Ta Da! - Triangles, a mini quilt; and last day to link your Q1 FAL finishes
Triangles, she is a mini quilt about 22" x 16" after I washed her.
Folks suggested that the binding have a bit of the orange linen from the back, and my son suggested it go around the corner. I followed both suggestions, I think it works prefectly.
The quilting was done with a variegated Valdani thread - white, cream, goldish. And I stitched the lines close together with uneven spacing and slightly wobbly. I have to say that this quilting looks like far more work than it was. Washing added just the right amount of texture.
The back is Essex Linen in orange.
The front is creamy white Essex Linen and various quilting cottons.
I just love this little quilt, I need to make it a label and hanging corners, pack it with some goodies and send it off to my secret partner in the swap. I might need to make another for me, but I am thinking of making one that is similar but bigger, maybe lap sized.
Remember the original picture that got so much flickr attention. The quilt has lost some of the luminous quality of this photo. Also, I still wonder if I should have put in the work to piece that second from the left bottom triangle out of line like it is in this first photo. But overall, I love how this idea has played out in the finished quilt.
link up your Q1 FAL finishes here by 11:59 pm MST tonight, April 7. After that the link closes and I will be working on checking the finishes and drawing the winners - can you believe it - we have 326 links already, I think that the FAL is working.
Oh, and it is time to start getting your Q2 lists finalized as the link to post them will open on April 8, and you will have a week to get your list up.
Thank you again to our wonderful tutorial authors - each of the tutorials was awesome I thought. I hope you have enjoyed them too. I will post a list of the tutorials and links to them on the 2013 FAL page so you will be able to easily find them again, just give me a day or so to do that. Feel free to share anything you make using the tutorials in the FAL flickr group here.