Monday, March 5, 2012

A Quilt For Me

Yay!  It's Friday!  Well, it's Friday for me!  One more work week completed!  Also, one more quilt completed!  I finished my Scrappy Half Square Triangle Quilt!  I've learned a few things this week, too.  First, working the vampire shift isn't nearly as bad I anticipated.  Second, my home phone rings a lot during the daytime..while I'm trying to sleep!  Third, I will not quilt my next quilt myself!  I found trying to quilt my throw size quilt really cumbersome.  That said, I am pleased with how my first "traditional" quilt turned out!

I decided to "echo" the angled lines of the squares.  This worked pretty well, but since some of my corners didn't meet exactly, some of the lines look a bit "off."  I did straight lines two lines apart on the borders.  Again, I used transparent thread.  I also used the "fold over" binding method.  The backing is the same white fabric that I used for half of the triangles.  

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I rarely make things for myself, but this quilt is MINE!  I used it while napping Sunday.  It felt awesome.  It is so warm and soft.  I love it!

So what's next?  I'm thinking Log Cabin...I'm off to find a pattern and fabric!

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Alex and Cassandra said...

Gorgeous! You've inspired me :)

Cyndi said...

Wow, girl, you are going full guns! I LOVE your half-square triangle quilt. You did an AWESOME job...and I think you did a great job with the quilting, too. I haven't been brave enough to try the actual quilting part, and I don't have any plans yet to start! LOL! I'm very can only imagine how it would turn out.

Can't wait to see your next one. Here's a link to help you get started looking for patterns: Just put in "log cabin quit patterns" in the search box and you'll get a lot of free patterns! :o)

Chat soon!



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Ady said...

That is such a lovely quilt, Angela. Well done you. x

DeeDee said...

Beutiful Job Angelia... and such a nice hug for your self... :D

Linda said...

Great quilt...and quilting it yourself...I'm not anywhere ready to try that yet!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

You are on a roll. Hope your knee is cooperating and you are feeling fit. xox Corrine

CuddlyBunny said...

Your talent is amazing! Beautiful work!

Sherry Edwards said...

I'm so impressed Angela, your quilt is fantastic!