Hi, it’s Melanie from the QSA (Quilt, Sew, Applique) Team at Sizzix. Who doesn’t want to capture the excitement and thrill of playing video games from their childhood, in such a simple and rewarding project? Me, I do, I do! This piece can be a stand alone or even part of a grouping, that is up to the creator.
Let’s get started, with just two fabrics and the Equilateral Triangle Die in my hand I started cutting. Knowing that I only needed 3 gold triangles I made sure to fold my fabric and cut two layers in order to fit the Third Triangle in between my original cut as to not waste too much fabric.
I also only cut 1 green triangle after cutting out the 14.5” x 16.5” background. And since I was already in cut mode, I cut my 2 binding strips too.
I laid out my triangles for the accuracy of piecing, and for instant gratification as well.
I sewed together the Triangles while keeping my layout in mind and pressing toward the green after each seam. It went together so quickly! I even almost thought about piecing the whole piece in triangles it was so easy. It would be a great way to create more texture in the background.
Making sure that right sides were together I pinned the completed Triangle to a fusible interfacing. This will make for easy machine appliqué and ensure that my bias seam will not move around too much.
Sew a 1/4” all the way around. There is no need to leave an opening because I made a cut in the middle of the fusible in order to turn it right sides out.
I trimmed the ears at the three edges of the Triangle and then turned it right sides out and poked my corners out until they were crisp. I took the 14.5” x 16.5” background piece and folded it in half lengthwise and then height wise and placed the iron down briefly to press in a crease to help me center my Triangle in place.
Now is the time to baste and then quilt to my heart’s content, I have recently been pushing myself to get better in this particular area and so I had the genius idea of using the 10” Circle Die to cut out a plastic coated paper Circle to help my keep that perfect circle within my quilting. I just ironed the coated side to the top of my quilt and went once around the edge and then again 1/4" farther out. Removed the paper and continued with my background quilting.
I cannot wait to display this in my home and enjoy it for years to come! Are you excited to try it too? Share your quilting or sewing projects with us on social media on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter!