Triangle Quilt


The quilt with no name Smile Right after I finished the X Marks the Spot quilting yesterday I moved over to the next quilt that was almost finished and finished the terrible machine quilting I have been doing on the Triangle Quilt.  The quilting is done – can’t say I am happy with it but it is done and that is what counts.  Now I need to bury threads and put the binding on this quilt also – I rarely have two quilts to bind at the same time.  Everyone says that when you are normally a hand quilter you are not always pleased with your attempts at machine quilting and that is correct for me.  I also know that machine quilting does take a lot of practice to get good at it.  I don’t know if I will ever spend enough time at it to get that experience.


The back


The quilt will have black binding on it and I think I will put one row of stitching all around the quilt in black on the black sashing that is all the way around the quilt near the binding seam and then it will be done for sure – it might not even need that final work – I might put the binding on first and then decide.

Now that I am at the point I am with these two I will get back to Joseph’s Coat and the applique on the Bow Tie quilt.  After that back to Common Bride and we will see what is next.

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9 comments… add one
  • carolyn Oct 18, 2012

    It looks beautiful, well done!

  • Charlotte Oct 18, 2012

    Years (and years!) ago, I did machine quilting. But even with an even feed walking foot, I still have tucks. Also, I can’t put up with the bulk around me and the machine. Patchwork tops are hard to hand quilt through seams, for me, but that’s the way I’ll do them.

  • Marianne Oct 18, 2012

    I’m enjoying machine quilting more now that I have allowed myself to stick to using mostly the walking foot and not expecting that everything will be free-motioned. My machine just isn’t “up to” free motion and it makes me too tense anyway. When I want an all-over wavy design, I send it to a quilter for pantographing. And that has all allowed me to relax and enjoy it more.

    Your triangle quilt looks really nice, and I especially love the fabric you used on hte back!

  • Astrid Oct 18, 2012

    FMQuilting needs a lot of practice. Karen, you are a hand quilter so I think you should continue with that. You don’t have patience for machine quilting…. I hope I one day will have patience to learn hand stitching/quilting! We are all different… 🙂
    Your quilt looks great. By doing the straight stitches all across the quilt, I think that will draw the attention away from what you are not satisfied with. I can’t remember what you said earlier… did you use a jelly roll? I have in mind something like that, using up bits and pieces, but that won’t be until next year…
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  • Cathi Oct 18, 2012

    I think your quilt looks super. I don’t particularly like machine quilting — I think of it as fabric wrestling as I find it hard to manipulate the quilt sandwich.
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  • Pip Oct 18, 2012

    I love how the Triangle Quilt has turned out, but then I am a bit of a fan of straight-line quilting, whether machine or hand-quilted. I think a finish is a finish and it frees you up to do more hand-quilting on another quilt.
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  • Nedra Oct 19, 2012

    Your machine quilting looks great from here!
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  • Steffi Oct 19, 2012

    I think your quilt looks nice, but I can understand what you mean. It´s the same with me. I don´t have the patience to practice hours and hours of machine quilting. Plus, I don´t like to sit at the machine doing it. It´s enough to piece the tops there.
    My machine is not a good quilter. Even with a walking foot and a LOT of basting I get puckers.
    (And to be honest, I really think that hand quilting is much more beautiful and personal than machine quilting.)
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  • Sartenada Oct 20, 2012

    I love the first photo. It is incredible pretty quilt.
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