I must admit that this is the first quilt where I attempted to sew triangles, and the very thought of that as a relatively new quilter really terrified me. But after doing a little bit of research on Google and in quilting magazines I discovered a way to stop the ends of the triangle bunching up or getting caught in the feed dogs and therefore wrecked. I start every seam now with a little snip of fabric, and since making this quilt I have made that a general practise no matter what I sew now.
I think after cutting up so many rectangles for my own French Braid quilt I really enjoyed the reprieve of not having to do any cutting. I do most of my cutting in front of the TV, but still we all know that even with a rotary cutter there is a fair amount of strain on fingers, wrists and joints...regardless of your age!
So I took one of the last black strips of fabric from the kit and set off for the quilt shop to try and match it. I also obtained some more striped fabric to make another border, as well as another type of striped fabric to make the binding (which usually isn’t included along with the backing or the wadding in most quilt kits from what I can determine).