Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Triangle Massacre is DONE!

There has been a cease-fire, each of the 540+ triangles have received stitches for their injuries, and are healing quite nicely together. :)  Who needs perfect points anyway?

After the top was completed, it didn't take very much time to spray baste, and machine quilt it with really the only thing in my MQ aresenal, besides straight lines--wavy lines. 

Try not to look at the triangle there at the bottom of the pic.. you know the one with the point lopped completely off! Woops.

These Lucy's Crab Shack cruisers are my FAVORITE!!  That's the part that the hub won't see 'til Christmas.  I think he'll be happily surprised.  Not only is he into biking and that's why I picked it, but I realized the other day after the quilt was done, my beach cruiser is orange, and he's the one who bought it for me. :)  

After the quilting came the binding.  Decided to go with some green dots that I happened to have just the right amount of. They fit in with the scrappy theme.

I did it all by machine so it would be sturdier.

And then it was done!  I'm so happy to have these triangles done and not hanging over my head anymore! 

When my hub saw this quilt in this book, he asked for one just like it:

For being all scraps, I think it turned out pretty close.  Close enough anyway.  Just don't look too close at the triangles. LOL  Really.. I'm not at all anal about perfection, but some of them are sooo far off, it's slightly embarrassing. ;)  

No one tall enough to hold it up for me to take a pic.. only person tall enough is forbidden to see the back. :)  

Gonna wrap it up and hide it away until Christmas.

Now I've got to get to work on my trial block for the Jack Attack quilt-along.  Along with that, this quilt, and the cushion with the pleats from you know where..

and worrying about whether my son is going to cry at drop-off..(oh yah, did I mention he decided to wait until two weeks into school to start crying at drop-off?), that's about it for what I've been thinking about.  

Going to link up with Rebecca Lynne for Thursday Think Tank.

Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Creek Cottage
Gluesticks @ Brandy's Crafts
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara
The Dedicated House
craftastic Monday


Anonymous said...

hubby is going to love this Kelli,well done.xx

It looks great and I am sure it will be well loved. hugs

Bev C said...

Hello Kelli,

Congrats on working on those 540 plus triangles. Love the quilting and the binding really does look great.

Happy days.

tartankiwi said...

Don't be so hard on yourself Kelli! Look at the whole, not at the tiny details- its a wonderful quilt and your hubby's going to love it to bits!

Woohoo, well done! Plus if you never invite any quilters round, no-one will ever notice the missing points ;o)

Gene Black said...

the quilt looks great. I always say "Finished is better than perfect!"

I love it...?love a scrappy quilt. Huge amount of work you have done. Lucky Hubby

Maria said...

The quilt looks fabulous hanging up there.. I bet hubby loves it...
Hopr the little fella enjoys running into school again...

What a wonderful gift it will make! Great finish.

Cathy said...

Your hubby won't care about the chopped off points. All he will see is the love that went into it. It is a fabulous, bright and happy quilt, made with love to give warmth and comfort to someone you love. The points are totally inconsequential. Give yourself a big pat on the back, and be happy for your accomplishment.

Al said...

Love it!! Nicely done on getting it finished. I didn't even notice the missing point until you pointed it out.

I think my favorite thing might be that binding. It stands out just enough against the quilt.

Barb said...

Love your quilt....and pillow..adorable!

Carla said...

lovely finish. I am sure he will love this

Brandie said...

It looks Wonderful! Your Husband will absolutely LOVE it!

Love the triangles. I have a ton of triangle that I need to do something with - this is a great design.

It looks great, Kelli! I'm glad we found each other. =)

Michelle said...

It looks great from where I am sitting, and I'm sure there is plenty of love sewn into it!

I think your quilt is beautiful! Certainly looks like the one in the book to me - and I'm sure it will to your hubby. And for triangle points - we don't need no stinkin' points! (That's from some old war movie - only I think he said bullets or tanks or something) Anyways. Congrats on a wonderful quilt! Oh, I almost forgot; I LOVE the binding fabric! I also like doing my binding by machine. So much quicker.

quiltmania said...

I think it is wonderful, who cares if it's missing a point or two. It's really pointless to worry about such things!

Leonie said...

Well done! it looks great Kelli! xx

Allison said...

really, I wouldn't have noticed that triangle if you hadn't pointed it out. the quilt looks great, and the backing is fabulous :) I hope your son moves through the crying at drop-off phase quickly for you

sunny said...

that's a LOT of triangles! And I think your quilt is amazing. You should be proud of it.

Wendy said...

Wow Kelli, your new quilt is amazing, I am so impressed!! Love your new cushion too xx

It looks fantastic! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

I love the back you cool!

I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:


Love it!!! I quilt off and on and was never a seamstress in the first place so I don't think that I have EVER done a perfect triangle ha ha ! : )

Pokey said...

It is a GREAT finish, I would be so proud if it were should be too! (plus we don't want the cool quilt to get an inferiority complex!)

Hi Kelli,
I just found your blog and I love your blog name "Seriously I think it needs stitches" well done and so creative!
I love your quilt it turned out great! what a sweet gift this is going to make. I quilt too, I am a new quilter I have been quilting for one and half years. I think I need stitches every time I poke myself with a pin LOL.I have enjoyed reading your post and have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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