Friday, June 19, 2015

Another lattice quilt

One of the first quilts I made this year was this beautiful lattice quilt out of Petal by Tanya Whelan. And it almost wasn't. I was in the process of making a lattice quilt out of Paris Flea Market when I cut the side triangles too small. And my typical process is to cut all my pieces first and then sew them all together, so that meant a whole quilt's worth of too small triangles. Not wanting to throw them away, I spied my jelly roll of Petal and decided to make it a lattice too. Loving the fabrics like I did, it was naturally the first to get completed.

Eventually I did get around to cutting larger triangles and finishing this one out of Paris Flea Market:


I made this one to sell, but it's a good thing I already have the Petal one or that just wouldn't happen. The lattice pattern must just be my pattern to love. I'm already considering another, masculine, one.


I quilted it on each side of the diagonal seams. Each time I do this, I'm sure I'm going to add some hand quilting in the white squares, but I haven't yet.


The backing is a gold that complements fairly well. I found it on clearance at Joann's a few years ago and immediately made it into a backing. I've auditioned it with many quilt tops, but it seemed to fit this one best.

I did want to share one tip with you that is different from how every tutorial I've seen does it, and that is to iron your fabrics all in one direction.


Most tutorials have you iron both triangles away from the center strip, which means instead of nesting seams, you are fighting the bulk of having your seams ironed the same way when trying to put the blocks together.

Not every seam was this spot on perfect:


But I feel like I received better results and more easily than I would have otherwise.

This quilt is in the shop and ready to find its forever home.

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish It Friday series.