Last week I showed you this quilt in progress….and I am so happy to have it finished already. I made this quilt to test out the Tri-Rec tool ruler by EZ quilting. The pattern will be included when you purchase the tool, so look for the new packaging including this quilt later in 2016. EZ quilting tools are available at craft stores (like Joann here in the US) or quilting stores.
The quilt is a throw or child size, so it is quick to sew up. I like how the Tri Rec tool can be used to cut different size pieces, so you could change the size of the quilt by cutting pieces bigger or smaller without doing the math to figure cutting sizes for half rectangle triangles or triangles.
You know I am not super confident in my free motion quilting skills, but I went for it on this and did a meander stitch through the diamond shapes (it’s simple, I know, but progress for me). It is far from perfect but I like how it turned out.
The backing is a jersey knit print, and I have never used knit on a quilt before. While it is harder to quilt because of the weight and also harder to keep smooth, I like how it finished because it is so soft. The quilt feels extra heavy and cozy, too.
This was one of my winter break project goals to finish, and I made it! We spent this week in the Southwest visiting family and I brought it along for some pretty pictures in the desert.
I hope you all had a happy New Year holiday. Looking forward to big quilty ideas in 2016.