Friday, December 29, 2017

Celebration - A Finished 60 Degree Triangle Quilt

I squeezed in what is sure to be my last quilt finish for the year - my 60 degree triangle quilt made from stash and light-weight denim.  The original pattern is called The Ladies' Stitching Club (free pattern on the Moda website). 

This pattern was on my to-make list for about three years, ever since I saw it on Hyacinth Quilt Designs, and I'm glad I finally got to it.  I used Cindy's modified instructions to make more efficient use of my denim yardage.  I finished the binding last night and took the photos this morning.   That's Mr. Main Street (aka the quilt hanger)  along with our Corgi, Dillie, standing in the foyer with sun coming through the dining room windows.  Final size of my version is 64" by 59".

Karen Thompson of Greenbrier Designs did the quilting using a panto pattern  that is roughly triangular.  I used solid gray Kona for the binding and a large text print for the backing, navy text on a white background. I've loving text prints for backings right now, and I think this one is by Art Gallery Fabrics, but am not sure as I no longer have a selvage.  The text is very large and caused my garment construction training to kick in; as a result, I tried to match the print in the two lengths I needed for the back and was somewhat successful.   

The words on the backing inspired my choice of name for this quilt:  Celebration

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  1. BEAUTIFUL quilt! After your first post on this quilt, I printed off the pattern and found some great fabric for it. Its patiently waiting with about 35 other projects! lol. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing this project with me.

  2. What a wonderful way to wrap up your sewing year, I love this quilt, and the backing is absolutely perfect.


  3. Nice finish Cathy and just love how this came out....a great way to end the year.Think the backing is just the perfect fabric for this quilt and "Happy New Year"

  4. What a beautiful way to end the year. The quilting subtly reflects the triangles. I'm glad you finally were able to get to a project you've been wanting to for so long. I sometimes get the garment mentality too when sewing backings. It does look better in the end.

  5. Really love this quilt Cathy and the colors are perfect for it...great way to end 2017 with a finish! Now, on to 2018 and lots of new ones...;))

  6. Great quilt am putting it on my list. Love the backing fabric too. Happy New Year!


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