Sarah's Triangles Quilt

Now this quilt, I’m crazy about. I just love Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics, and I love how excited Sarah is about this quilt. It all began when, some time back in 2007 I think, I bought a whole bunch of Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics in pinks, reds, and purples. My idea was to make a large quilt using triangles cut from fabrics which, I believe, are so striking and colour-rich, that they really deserve large-size pieces to show them off. The finished quilt measures 85″ (216 cm) x 99″ (251 cm).

I had quite a lot of difficulty sandwiching the finished quilt top, it was too big for me to manage. So, I had it machine basted. Best thing I ever did! A couple of weeks and about $100 later, I got my quilt back, all perfectly basted in little squares. I used Perle 8 thread to hand-quilt in a very large cross-hatch design that created large diamonds across the triangles.

you can see the square-patterned basting stitches here, as well as the chalk lines, and to the right, my hand quilting stitched lines in fuchsia Perle 8

I used Oh, Fransson!‘s tutorial, Making and Sewing Binding. It’s really easy to follow, and works every time. Thanks Elizabeth!

Isn't the binding fabric a perfect finish to the beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics!

Here are a few photos of Sarah’s quilt. Can you tell she loves it?

my label

Sarah with her puppy, Java

it's doubled over - it's BIG!

the back of the quilt

the fabric on the back looks so pretty with the front, doesn't it?

oh my! it IS big!

doing a happy dance - behind the quilt 🙂

"dressing" up

yeah, she's happy

9 Responses

  1. Mama

    I love love love it soooo much!!! What a beautiful quilt! I saw all (or a lot of) the effort you put in and you did an absolutely wonderful job… I am so grateful. The love that it comes with will make me even warmer when I wrap myself up in it and I look forward to doing so for many years to come 🙂

    Again – Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Love always and forever and ever,
    Your Sunshine Girl xxox

  2. This quilt is amazing, gorgeous, perfect for Sarah. Let’s talk about mine next, OK? Love, Sue

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