Triangle Mini Finished!

I am SO excited to have this little quilt done!

When I started on it back in February, I wasn’t sure I would ever get it finished.

I’m trying to make an effort to push through my WIPs, so I’m checking this off the list!

Ali let me test out her Janome at the ATLMQG retreat in March and I zoomed through the quilting with her walking foot.

(Loooooved her walking foot and automatic thread cutter.   serious LOVE.)  I need to get a picture of the reverse so you can see the quilting she helped me pick.

One of my biggest hold ups with finishing this was that my seam allowances were not perfect.

There were areas that I definitely did not have 1/4″ room  and when I tried to bind it traditionally,  it cut off several of the triangle tops.

I wasn’t happy with that so I let it sit for a few weeks.

Then I had a lightbulb moment…

Blanket.Stitch.Binding.  

AHH, you have no idea how much I love it!

I adore hand stitching and the color this adds and it works really well for a wall hanging.

Lecien had sent me some Cosmos thread to try out and I used #271 for this project.

I trimmed off all of the seam allowance and then I used all 6 strands for a chunky stitch which covers the raw edge beautifully.

This thread is so silky!

I smile every time I see this little quilt.   So glad I didn’t give up on the triangles!

Thanks for sharing in the process with me, Lindsey

The Patchsmith - I think the blanket stitch is spot on ( excuse the pun). Love the quilt and the spotted fabric is a clever choice for background – no matching needed.

Jody @ the hobby room - I love the fabrics you picked! And the blanket stitch is genius, it totally looks like that’s the way you meant to do it from the start. Way to stick it out!

Jeannie - That was a super idea and it adds such a whimsy to the quilt. Nice!!

Alli - Your mini is adorable! The blanket stitch is genius… I’m a little confused, though. Does that mean the edges are raw under the blanket stitch? In any case, you did a great job! :)

Amy DeCesare - Such a fun mini! It turned out great…I bet it will be one of your favorites now that it’s done!

LindseyR - Thank you! The edge is raw under the blanket stitch. Not so good for a useable quilt, but okay for the wall hanging. (I hope!)

bowlby - This is fabulous! Love the binding.

Sharon - If we have a girl, I’m SO hitting you up for a replica of the quilt above. Beautiful!

Patti - Love the finished quilt and what a great idea to use a blanket stitch!

Jan - Really nice quilt, I was wondering where the binding went? Great brain moment with the blanket stitch!

Jennifer Mathis (@EllisonLane) - It’s adorable Lindsey! I think you are genius for the blanket stitch finish too. I love the scrappy feel but the polka dot just makes it all perfect!

lynn - this is so so beautiful-i love it!

Linda - Lindsey, this little quilt is so darling and made even more so by the blanket stitch binding. I am not familiar with the Cosmos thread but you and Kerry,who featured Zakka project 5, blogged about it today and showed some fun embroidery using it. I’ll have to give it a try!

Lindsay Conner - Good for you on your finish! I like your improvised blanket stitch binding!

daisyandjack - what a great idea for the binding ! I wonder if perle thread would also cover the raw edge – I’ll have to give it a go :)

Flying Blind - Oh Lindsey it’s beautiful and the blanket stitch is inspired genius!

Gina - This quilt is beautiful . Is there a PDF pattern for this ? I love the edging you hand stitched too .

basildonkitchens - This is gorgeous – and what a wonderful idea with the blanket stitch – perfect accent to the project. Good job!

anna - it’s so amazing, yay for another one off your list

Anna @ Six White Horses - So adorable!

biscuitsandbobbins - Adorable. I adore that small polka dot background!

Heidi - Lindsey, this is GORGEOUS!! I can’t tell you how much I love it!

Linda - A super little quilt and I love your blanket stitching around the edge. Also interested in the Janome machine as I am about to buy a new machine and rather liked a Janome I saw. Do you know which model you tried and, would you buy it for yourself?

Rachel - Lindsey, it’s just so very, very, cute. Love the use of that dot for the background and all the cheerful colors. Great idea for the finish!

sallyqiad - Darling quilt. Re blanket stitch binding–too funny, that’s what I did on my first few fleece ‘quilts’ (no batting) as I didn’t think cotton would look right and I knew that French-fold fleece binding was out of the question! Yours looks great

Krista - Poppyprint - This is a truly beautiful little quilt. I just love those triangles on the dottie background fabric!

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