Saturday, 18 May 2013

YAY FOR MATHS!

I have finally finished my Two Triangle quilt.

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TA DA!!!
I have never done such dense quilting before, nor anything so straight that wasn't able to be hidden in the ditch ;-)

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As I got ready to quilt it, I knew that any flaws in the "straightness" or measurements would be VERY visible.
The pattern was drawn out on multiple pieces of paper as I went through equations and even just plain ol' tape measuring to get the dimensions.
Of course, I have never made anything like it before and so didn't know what I was getting myself into with having to use geometry I hadn't thought of since I was 13.
This is essentially the way I broke up the pattern into manageable shapes:

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I have numbered the shapes 1-5. In hindsight, I should have made it WWAAAAAAYYY more pieces and probably just ALL triangles, but hey, I like to live on the wild side (see: crazy).

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As you can see from the back, the front pattern could have been made up of all triangles, mostly diamonds and a few triangles or if you want to be stupid - triangles, diamonds AND trapeziums.
One thing I've always loved about quilts is how the quilting turns out on the back! No matter how fancy it is on the front, if it isn't an all-over FMQ (free motion quilt) of stippling or the like, the back can show how time consuming the QUILTING is, after you've done the patchwork. For example, the quilting on this one took about 3x longer to do than the piecing of the quilt top.
Another thing I like is if the backing has a simple but interesting design. I'm not saying "make it double sided!", I just like something more than just one big piece of repeating fabric. Don't get me wrong, some quilts look AMAZING with that, but it can be cute, personalised and a sweet surprise to see someone put a little extra effort in for the backing.
Anyway, I am in the process of setting up my own blog :-S eeek! Hopefully I will be able to post to it from instagram, do bigger posts like this and also be able to talk to/interact with my readers (if i ever get any!).
If you have any comments or want me to clarify anything just send me a message through my ask box or just comment on one of photos on instagram and I'll respond as soon as I can.
I'll leave you with the obligatory "glamour" shots hehe.

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1 comment:

  1. Really beautiful. See there is a use for maths after all! <3

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