Posted by: Diane F | July 6, 2010

Every Which Way But Loose,

Crazy Train,  Fragments,  Hoarders anonymous or Patriotic Confetti were all titles I  thought would be great for this post.  This small quilt came about as left over triangles from the quilt laying underneath it.  I picked up a bamboo batting sample at market and wanted to test it out.  In talking with Amanda about another project this one emerged. 

So here is what I did.  First I cut a piece of white fabric the size of the batting (18″x18″), then while I was following doctors orders and elevating my leg.  I used a run of the mill Elmers glue stick and glued all the triangles on the square.

That was back in May, today I loaded it on my long arm.

I zigged and zagged all over the triangles and the background making sure all the triangles were secure.  Funny thing about the quilting, it really was therapy.  Stitching in every direction, no right or wrong.

OK, so that was front and back. I am not totally thrilled with the front, but like the look back.   As for the batting, it quilted up nicely.  I bound the quilt using a raw edge binding.   It is currently in the washer to fluff and shrink.

So, how is that for a process description?  I have been reading about the process pledge.  I like the idea, but have this real problem of promising  or wanting to do something but not being able to follow through.  With me you get what you get, when you get it.  I would really love to read a blog about the process of getting stuff finished or how to organize your life and house to help in finishing the quilting you want.

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Responses

  1. What a great way to use up all those off cuts…very thrifty!! It looks good to me.

  2. this is awesome, Diane!!

    i love your ideas for blog posts. do you think anyone will ever write them? wouldn’t it be nice if someone had it all figured out and shared their secrets with the rest of us?

  3. I love how that turned out! And I love the idea of using the glue stick – Thanks for sharing!!

  4. This is great! What a fun way to use up triangles. I have a bunch from 2 different quilts that would work for this technique.
    I am new quilter and I would like to know what raw edge binding is.
    I have 5 tops under my belt and not a one is quilted or bound.

    • Instead of making the traditional binding, I cut the strip 3/4″ and folded it in half. I then pressed it in half. I placed the quilt edge inside the fold and pinned all around. Then I stitched 1/4″ in from the edge. So when the quilt was washed the binding ended up with the same frayed edges as the triangles.


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