April Finishes

I’ve got a couple of finishes to share this week. First is the Birds and the Bees Triangle Quilt. I cleared the space on my dining room floor and taped it down to pin baste. While the space was all cleared, I did another quilt as well but that’s for another post.
I quilted the same as The Sassy Quilter did on her initial triangle quilt post – 1/4 inch from the seam on all the triangles.

Then I machine bound with strips of the dot fabric that I used throughout this quilt top. This was my first time binding a quilt in this manner. I am self-taught and have used the fold over from the back method on all of my previous quilts. It was the first way I learned and I stuck with it. It was simple and there were no extra steps involved other than making sure the backing fabric also looked good when folded over to the front.
So I cut my dot fabric into 2 1/2 in inch strips and sewed them together until it was long enough to go around the quilt. I folded and pressed and attached to the quilt top using the same technique I followed for the next featured project in this post and some tips I got from Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.
It was my first go at a separate binding fabric and I like how it turned out and I think I got those mitered corners to work out.


I’m happy with this quilt. I love the colors, the pattern, the quilting. I just love the whole thing!


My second project was the Sew Together Bag from Sew Demented. I purchased my pattern on Craftsy. I followed the Sew-along at The Quilt Barn as well as the instructions on the pattern. Using both together really helped me understand the process of making this bag.
I had someone in mind when I started this project and found the Glamping line by Moda. It was perfect! I just knew she would love it.

Put the inside together – check.

The sides – check.

The top zipper added, bound and completed – check.

I love how it turned out and so does she! There are definitely more of these in my future.



17 thoughts on “April Finishes

  1. Love your finish, especially those few pops of red.

  2. Your quilt is super fun. I love the pop of red. And that bag is awesome too. Congrats on the finishes.

  3. Wow, the bag looks amazing! I also like your triangle quilt. My daughter’s name is Bea so I love anything with bees:)

  4. Beautiful quilt finish!!! I love it. And your mitered corners look amazing. I can’t believe that is your first time binding that way. I also am in like with your sew-together bag. It is fabulous. That PP flower is crazy cool!
    – Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

  5. CeLynn says:

    A wonderful finished quilt,and those pops are perfect! That bag is amazing,love it!

  6. msminnesota says:

    Love this! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  7. Kristyn says:

    I like your camper fabric as we have a retro Boler camper and I always love seeing fabric with campers on it.

  8. trkingmomoe says:

    The quilt is wonderful. The trailer fabric is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Jeifner says:

    That Glamping line is great. Love the feather on the side! Nicely done on the bag and the triangle quilt that backing bird fabric is perfect!

  10. Heidi says:

    Love the splashes of red in your quilt – very fun!

  11. Great job on your first binding of this type- the corners look excellent!

  12. Renee says:

    What a fun sew together bag! And great triangle quilt too!

  13. I love the colours in your triangle quilt…great job! And that little bag is very cool 🙂

  14. SewingWilde says:

    Love the fabrics in your quilt, are they all one designer or a mix? Just beautiful

  15. your triangle quilt looks amazing, Lori! the pops of red are really unexpected and fun! bravo to you on trying a new binding method. It’s always fun to learn something new.

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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