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TGIFF! Quilt Like An Egyptian

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s TGIFF!

Glad to have you here at Sew Fresh Quilts for the P-A-R-T-A-Y!

I am quite excited to announce the finish of my MQG Fabric Challenge today.  This challenge features four fat eighth cuts of Michael Millers newest collection – Petal Pinwheels.  I just LOVE those soft and colourful prints!  Yes, even enough to get the whole collection and make a larger version of this quilt in the very near future.  Along with those four Petal Pinwheels cuts, a fat eighth each of Cotton Couture in Coral and Star Jacks in Grey from the Atomic Tabbys collection, were also included.
I blogged here previously about my design process. And ended the post mentioning that the backing I had originally chosen was just not going to jive with the top.  And that I would  be making another visit to my LQS.  Well, I did just that and found the.perfect.print for the backing.  It is Michael Miller’s Everyday Houndstooth in Lagoon.
Quilting with my walking foot, Aunt Elna and I outlined the chevrons and along the Coral pyramid.  Then continued quilting 1/4″ and 1″ parallel lines, using grey, orange and white Guetermann thread.
Quilt Like an Egyptian finished at approximately 39″ x 40″ and was completed using a machine finished binding in Clay from the Cotton Couture collection.
Quilt Like an Egyptian by Lorna McMahon of Sew Fresh Quilts

Quilt Stats:
Name:  Quilt Like an Egyptian
Fabrics:  Made entirely from Michael Miller fabrics and featuring the Petal Pinwheels collection
Size:  Finished at approximately 39″ x 40″
Quilted:  Walking foot on Elna Excellence 760

Feeling inspired to design your own equilateral triangle quilt?
Check out these helpful tutorials!

In all fairness… I do have to warn you.  Triangle quilts are very addictive!

Thanks so much for joining me here for Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday!

I am also linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts!

P.S.  To all those who have been keeping my family in your thoughts and prayers… Thank you.

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34 Responses

  1. Renee says:

    Very pretty! I love the challenge fabrics paired with those beautiful solids, and the grey just sets them off!

  2. It's a very striking design, Lorna, you and Aunt Elna have done a great job here.

  3. You had me at \”Egyptian\” Beautiful all around.

  4. Oooh, I love your quilt, Lorna! Such a striking design. Triangles are addictive! Thanks for hosting, Lorna!

  5. Kris says:

    What an Awesome finish! I love this.

  6. Vicki in MN says:

    It is so beautiful! I just love the large dk. gray zig running through there.

  7. Adrienne says:

    Your finish quilt is just gorgeous! Great job!

  8. Vera says:

    Looks great. I like your quilting choice. Well done!

  9. your finish is wonderful! love the colors. I did link up but it isn't finished – but I plan on finishing this row of the hexies today 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Lorna, I love it! So much fun, and the backing is perfect!

  11. Cheryl says:

    Very nice finish. I love the backing you chose, it is absolutely the perfect fabric!

  12. This quilt is amazing! You are so creative. I may have to steal some of you design choices here for my next triangle quilt. 🙂

  13. Lorna, this is absolutely beautiful! Well done You!

  14. Paula says:

    I love the asymmetric zigzag! I made a triangle quilt recently as part of a quilt along, and though mine was very plain and simple I was so inspired by all the great variations the more experienced quilters shared. Looking forward to making another, more adventurous one. And yes, that houndstooth backing is perfect!!

  15. Love this quilt, and the backing is perfect. I have pinned this to make as my first triangle quilt. I always love your quilts.

  16. Carla says:

    This quilt is so fresh and fun! Atomic Tabby's is a favourite of mine. It really pops in there

  17. Quilt Like an Egyptian is AMAZING!!

  18. Jehnny says:

    Love that quilt! I love the asymmetry and the fabric! Really brilliant quilting too!

  19. Newbie Jen says:

    Lovely challenge quilt! I've been working furiously on mine. I hope to link it up next Friday.

  20. Vicki says:

    This quilt turned out fantastic! You are right…that IS the perfect backing for the front.

  21. This one looks so vibrant! I love your quilting!!-Soma

  22. Brilliant finish! The quilting looks great and that backing fabric is so perfect!

  23. Julie says:

    This is so great! I love so much about it. The quilting is perfect and that backing was a great choice. Good work!

  24. I agree the backing is perfect! Congrats on your finish and I'm sending you a big hug.

  25. Lorna your quilt is awesome! Love it!

  26. Becca says:

    Every time I see another triangle quilt I think about how much I want to make one. Your quilt turned out great! Thanks for sharing.Thanks again for hosting the link-up.

  27. Mara says:

    Your triangle quilt turned out wonderful, love the solid colors you used and your quilting

  28. Shauna says:

    I think it turned out great, I really love the backing you chose, it is very cool.

  29. Jasmine says:

    Another amazing finish, Lorna. I love the backing and your quilting.

  30. Jo Ferguson says:

    You have such a talent for working with colour. This is another beautiful finish. Stunning!!!

  31. Melinda says:

    Fabulous quilt. I love the quilting. Really adds punch to the quilt.

  32. I don't have anything to link up this week, but I'm so glad I checked out your prost otherwise I would have missed this!! Lovely finish Lorna!

  33. Ha ha 'prost' – good typo!

  34. Your finished quilt looks great! It's a wonderful finish and a great use of the MQG challenge fabric.