Friday, September 6, 2013

A BIG Finish! On a Friday! YAY!

Yes, you read that right. I finished something! A big something! My wonky triangles quilt! LOOK!

Finished stitch and flip wonky triangle quilt

EEEE! Isn't it fun? I love how scrap-tastic it is :) Please excuse the un-buried threads. I really wanted to get a photo before work and there wasn't time for both!

Here's the back:

Finished stitch and flip wonky triangle quilt- back

I really love the back. I told Mario that and he said, "You always love the back!" He has a point. Maybe I need to make a simple, graphic quilt and let it be the front. Might be fun!

Finished stitch and flip wonky triangle quilt- close up

I quilted it in an all over meander using Gutermann thread in grey. I thought it would be best to blend into the background and let the colors pop!

The binding is from Cloud 9 Fabric's collection for JoAnn. I love it! It works so well as a binding, don't you think? I did make an OOPS with the binding, though... I cut my strips too wide. I was just in 2.5" strip mode from cutting bits for the upcoming scrappy chevron quilt and I didn't realize my mistake until I was halfway through stitching in the ditch for the final round! So, oh well. The back has a wider binding frame than I would like, but I am still really please with how it turned out :) 

AND NOW I CAN GET BACK TO SWOONING. Omg. I'm so happy. I love this quilt, don't get me wrong, but I really want to finish the Elephant Swoon! 

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF at Quokka Quilts


  1. Your quilt is pretty awesome. tried wonky once & couldn't seem to let go of the idea of matching stuff up, so it just turned out sad. Wonky is harder than it looks. Fabulous job.

  2. Oooh! Isn't this funness? Hooray for your finish!

  3. Well done! You did fabulous work with your wonky triangles. Nicely finished ... :) Pat

  4. I love this. I'm seeing a bit of spiral when I look at the top, almost like an optical illusion. Love the little triangles on the back too. (My 4-yr old niece prefers the backs of all my quilts too).

  5. I love the colors-gray is my favorite neutral, the colors just seem that much brighter against it. Love the back too. I always cut my binding at 2.5 and then leave a 1/4 inch of the batting/backing from the last top border to fill up the binding.

  6. I've been toying with the idea of turning my Up, Up and Away (from Sunday Morning Quilts) into something like this. And I am now convinced that I must do it :) Fantastic!

  7. Nice finish! I love it! I also tend to like the back as much as (or more) than the front. :)

  8. I love the scrappiness and yay for a finish!!

  9. Love the wonkies. Was this Jaqui Gering inspired? thanks for joining tgiff.

  10. Wow, what a finish!! Love how it turned out...I agree with whoever above said they couldn't "get" wonky, I'm the same way haha. It just drives me crazy, I can't deal :|

    ooh, Swoon! I almost forgot your elephant blocks! I finished up all mine, they just need to be sashed (and the last two need to be's only been like 2, 3 months...)

  11. This is fantastic! Such a great design with those popping triangles and the quilting is great! And the back does look good! I'd call it a reversible :)


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