This month, as an Island Batik Ambassador, we were tasked to make a quilt using triangles. I decided to design a quilt using Electric Quilt 8 software and Accuquilt dies. I wanted to make an image from the triangles and decided on an animal. I really wasn't sure what animal I was making but I had several renditions from a dog, cat and a bear. The final quilt turned out to be a bear or what I think a bear may look like using all triangle pieces in a quilt.
Since I am not very good at precisely cutting out triangles without a ruler or cutting system, I decided to use the Accuquilt cutting system. I used two dies to make my image. If you are not confident about cutting out triangles and worried about your piecing them, try a cutting system or a ruler specifically made to cut triangles. It is a tremendous help and takes out the uncertainty.
I started to lay out my design and went through a couple of changes before deciding on the final quilt. I enlisted the help and advice from my husband and sister to decide on the changes I should make. None of these were used in the final quilt made, but they were very similar in my final design. I made just a few teaks.
The final design ended up being a bear.
Island Batik Foundations, Solids fabrics and the Sea Glass Fabric Line
Aurifil 50 wt and 12 wt thread
Hobbs Fusible Cotton Batting
Schmetz Topstitch needles and universal needles
Accuquilt Cutting System And Dies
Electric Quilt 8 Software
The Accuquilt system made piecing very easy and the the peaces went together without a problem. They fit perfectly. I chain pieced to make the project sewing go faster.
After chain piecing pieces together, I started to build it row by row.
I squared up the quilt, sandwiched it, quilted it and bound it using a solid Island Batik Fabric.
Thank you Island Batik, Schmetz Needles , Hobbs Batting, Aurifil thread , Schmetz Needles and Accuquilt for providing the supplies for this project. I had fun designing a quilt using triangles and taking a different approach to designing it.
Check out my fellow Island Batik Ambassador's projects. Their Triangle quilts are fun and unique. Thank you for reading my blog and have a great day.
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