[I DON'T ALWAYS READ ALL THE DIRECTIONS ]
It's a quilt I'm making for my Mom, for her birthday and Mother's Day (they are close to each other so I though I could go for a 2-fer.
[ I DON'T READ DIRECTIONS THOROUGHLY]
I cut out all my nice equilateral triangles from the fabric my mom chose using my Jaybird quilts Hex-n-more ruler. Then I started fussing with the layout.
I tried dozens of layouts before I came up with one that I liked.
[I DON'T READ DIRECTIONS VERY WELL]
My daughter helped with the name and all was going swimmingly. Lined up all my triangles, pieced the top, and back, did the free motion quilting on my machine, making each sun a different pattern and keeping the white areas simple with a loop/double loop pattern, took pictures every now and then.
[I DON'T READ DIRECTIONS VERY WELL AT ALL]
Bound the quilt with a fun Amy Butler print from my stash that just happened to have all the riotous colors from the top and back.
Then I went back to the Triangle Quilt along and read the directions more carefully.
HUH! So, did I mention……… I don't read directions, thoroughly or very well.
So, laughing at myself (just a bit) and shaking my head (more than just a bit).
Here is MY Triangle Quilt……….
98.5" x 70"
Completed April 2014
Fabrics: all 100% cotton
(Prints) Art Gallery "Indie Collection" by Pat Bravo, purple
Meadow by MonaLuna, coral
Hand drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit
Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit , blue
Charlie Harper by Birch Fabrics, yellow
Amy Butler Soul Blossoms, Peacock Feathers- binding
(Solids) Kona Azalea Pink and Stella Cotton Solid white
Threads: 100% Mako Cotton, 50 wt.
Aurifil 2021 (off white: for piecing and quilting- top)
2530 (pink: quilting- back)
Assorted other variegated cotton thread/ gypsy suns
Batting: 100% cotton warm and natural
Other: Jaybird Quilt, Hex-n-more ruler
|Back, still using my back-of-quilt-philosophy|
|Quilt back showcasing the FMQ on each "sun"|
|My mom received her quilt a day early and opened it! It's a hit|
with Reggie and Hogan. Couldn't ask for a better endorsement.