Scanning through some of her older posts I also came upon a series of equilateral triangle quilts she had made a few years ago. You can see one of her quilts at this link Summer Breeze Triangle Quilt. After all these years of quilting I had never tried using a 60 degree equilateral triangle to construct even part of a quilt! So an experiment was in order, and this is the result, made entirely of older scrappy leftovers from my bin of baby and young child-related fabrics. I'm always looking for a little challenge to try to keep the brain cells active, and being spatially dyslexic, triangles are a challenge for me! This turned out to be so much fun though that I'm already looking forward to making more of these soon.
First layout at the point when I ran out of said scraps. Several of the triangles are made of smaller bits and pieces stitched together to make a piece large enough to cut a 6-1/2" triangle.
Vertical layout as stitched together. I decided against borders and let the triangles do all the work on this one.
Some quick straight-line quilting and voila, a finish this afternoon
My faithful helper followed me around for the entire photo shoot. He declined to sit on the quilt though! Whoever heard of a pet not sitting on a quilt?? Maybe because he knows they don't belong in the field or up a tree for that matter!
I had never tried fusible batting before so when Connecting Threads had their recent batting sale I ordered a crib-size one (Hobbs 80/20 fusible). Well, all I can say about that is I probably won't be using it again. The package says it fuses the layers together "temporarily." "Momentarily" might be a more accurate term, as the quilt required pinning anyway to hold everything together. The one tiny advantage might be that the batting remained slightly tacky and I think that helped prevent too much fabric slippage as I quilted the straight lines.
Anyhow, there is now a baby quilt finished and ready for donation to our quilt ministry. I haven't yet decided whether it will be another camp benefit auction donation. That will depend on whether any other needs come up before then.
Joining Wendy's linkup for this week's Peacock Party. Have a lovely weekend!