This Christmas I made Isobel a twin-size equilateral triangle quilt.
This is the biggest quilt I’ve completed since I was in High School! It overlaps her single bed with enough to tuck in at the sides.
This was the project that I hinted about last year, when I posted about using starch for the first time ever — it made it so much easier to cut the triangles accurately, and for sewing the points.
To quilt this (for me, giant) project on my home sewing machine, I first used my walking foot to quilt in-the-ditch around all the triangles. Then, having stabilised all the layers together, I picked out some triangles and did small pebbling, using my free-motion darning foot.
The contrast in the texture came out beautifully!
I also love the way the quilting thread shimmers: I used a variegated green cotton from Gutermann.
I always intended this quilt to have a modern flavour, so I pieced the back using scraps from the front, and with a couple of accent fabrics.
I expected to have more leftovers, but made the quilt bigger than I’d originally planned (that happens when you buy the fabrics two years in advance of actually making it up!)
I had to go stash diving to find enough fabric to cover the back. The pale green baby wrap in cotton gauze was texturally different and a little nerve wracking to include on the back, but I think it came up a treat.
I bound the quilt using a wonderful technique to make a contrast flange. I really love the way the darker purple creates a well-defined edge. I will definitely use this technique again!
This quilt measures 56 x 72 inches, and was completed on 26 November 2016.