Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Triangles End in Disaster!!!


You might ask how it all ends in Disaster if I have a incredibly cute quilt to show for my efforts.  Simple I got my quilt done and then I washed it.  Well that does not seem so bad how did it all crash and burn.


I took my quilt out side to take pictures on the back lawn (I cant believe it is green already)  I had a lot of fun and got some great pictures (more of them below) when all of a sudden I stop the above seam.  I hate when I do this.  I hate it even more when I don't notice it at a point that it could be easier to fix.  My guess looking at it I must have when sewing my 2 triangle rows together had a seam that caught just barely on the edge.  During the wash it fizzled out and wamo I have a hole in my quilt.


I have fixed bobo's in the past in various ways.  The most horrible of which is just a bunch of ugly zig zags to hold my hole together and better was applique something cute over the hole (if you cant see it I am sure its not there) but heck what would look good with all of my triangles?


Any way with the pouting of my mess out of the way I want to show off my wonderful messed up quilt.  The back looks totally amazing with the echo quilted triangles over my yellow minky back.


I toyed around with quilting the edges and keeping the triangles intact.  But in the end I chopped them off.  I leaned a lot from doing these triangles and will be making more of them.


7 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Some of your prints have large circles in them that could be fussy cut out if you have extra. I would use them as an applique - not just on the hole, but scatter a few so it looks like a 'planned' affect rather than a fix.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Maybe you could applique some fun, funky flowers around the quilt top, and cover that seam in the process. It still looks cute. Sorry, I know it's frustrating to find that.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

I have tossed fairly large pieces of fabric because they frayed like that. It is so so so annoying. And truly, short of applique I have been unable to do an invisible repair. I'm warming to the triangles-may have to give it a whirl. Any advice for cutting them well without the fancy ruler ?

This quilt of yours is a beauty with its mix of bright springlike colors. The straight edges look great. And a gazillion times easier to bind !~!

katyquilts said...

Oh how frustrating! And it is such a lovely quilt. I will be watching to see what you end up doing here. Will probably need this info myself one day!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Oh bummer! I hate when that happens....it does look pretty fabulous despite the hole:) I think some lettering, like initials or a name would cover it well, if you know who its for??? Thanks so much for quilting along with me!

Cheryl said...

I still think that the quilt is lovely. Only the maker usually sees the imperfections.

Michele said...

So sorry about the oops but I like Sharon's suggestion. It would look like you planned to do that.

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