Thursday, 2 June 2016

Another Blast From the Past

     I finally managed to meet up with my daughter and give her the new quilt.  When I was at her place I borrowed back the first quilt that I gave her and brought it home for some loving care. ( I have visiting rights with my kids quilts).

     After I washed and dried it I took it out in the back yard for a photo shoot.



     
     This was the second quilt . I made it to give to her when she left for university, about 7 years ago. At the time I belonged to a batik fat quarters club.  I got some orange and purple fabrics one month and asked if she would like a quilt made of these fabrics. She said yes and asked that I make the pattern that came with the fabrics.  I believe it was called 10,000 pyramids.

     I added green to the mix and bought more fabric and a triangle ruler and set about making the quilt.
I have to admit that cutting out all those triangles just about drove me mad.  I hadn't discovered the no slip material you put on the back of rulers at that point and I cut out each triangle one at a time.  Trying to match up all those points was another challenge but it came together reasonably well.



     I quilted it in the ditch sort of.  That had been suggested as the easiest way to quilt but to be honest I think  quilting the width of your walking foot away from the ditch is easier and looks better.  Here's a close up of the quilting, not quite in the ditch, but not all that noticeable with these fabrics.



     The quilt has been well loved and needs a little loving care to restore the binding, so I'll get out the needle and thread before I return the quilt to its' home.




     I'm adding my post to the Throwback Thursday linkup hosted by Jenn at a Quarter Inch From the Edge. But I just noticed that Jen's holding the linkup a week later this month so I won't be linking till June 9th. Thanks Jenn for giving us the opportunity to link up these gem's from the past.

14 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a quilt returning to its maker for some TLC!! I may have to think about telling my recipients about this service for the future. It is so wonderful to see your lovely quilt being used and loved.

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  2. I too was a batik fiend. I still like 'em, but in smaller doses. This has lovely colors.

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  3. That, my friend, was a whole lot of triangles. I've never really thought about a die cutter but that sure would have been handy for this project. The batiks are beautiful that you used in this quilt. I love how the border fabric has hints of the orange and green in it as well. It looks soft and well loved, isn't that the best way to find the quilts we've made and gifted?

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  4. Very pretty! Love the color combo.

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  5. I love it too. The colours are so rich and warm. You did an excellent job with the triangles. I haven't tried that yet. Great work, Lisa. ;^)

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  6. I love how we can look back and see how adventurous we were as early quilters! And the rugged binding is testament to how loved this quilt has been. :)

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  7. A tough pattern to tackle early in your quilting career, but you did a nice job with both the colors and the piecing. I'm with you on SITD; no matter how careful I am I still wander and then it looks messy.

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  8. I can totally relate to your feelings about cutting out triangles. I made a triangle quilt a few years ago and was pulling my hair out cutting never-ending triangles. You can tell that this quilt is well loved.

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  9. I have never made a triangle quilt but I sure love them. It is on "the list". As far as ditch quilting, I completely agree that it is easier and looks nicer to be 1/4" off the seam. It appears neater and gives a nicer look in my opinion. This is a great quilt and it is nice to see how well loved it has been!

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  10. Oh gosh, it's great looking back to our earlier quilts! I loved reading about this quilt's journey! And, I too, prefer to quilt 1/4" off the seam.

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  11. I agree that stitching a bit away from the ditch looks good, and it's definitely easier to do than ditch stitching. It's so fun to look back on our quilts from the past. I'm sure your daughter appreciates all the love and work you put into this one!

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  12. I'm not a fan of in the ditch quilting either--at least with machine quilting. Cutting out all of those triangles must have been daunting doing them one at a time. But the result was worth it. I love that you go rescue your kids' quilts once on awhile for some TLC. So nice to know they are being used as you intended.

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  13. It is most definitely a Thousand Pyramid quilt. A number of them have featured in my TBTs. It's a classic. Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  14. Absolutely love the color combo on this one

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