I seem to gravitate to the blue/green combo, but the gray is so calming and the white pops it all out.
I wanted to go larger and add some spikes to the top and bottom by alternating the colors with the white, but I’m trying to live within my fabric stash here.
I’m sad to see the last of the Carolina Chambray in the teal disappear. The colors are getting difficult to come by. Baby size it is.
I already have plans for the quilting, inspired by this design.
This was a practice run for a quilt I plan on making for my brother and wife. Their home is lovely and neutral with pops of deep red.
I don’t seem to be the only one obsessed with triangles. My friend Rachel just posted her scrappy triangles with a tutorial. She was even inspired by the same quilt that I was and has a lovely picture of it on her blog.
I love the scrappy idea and would certainly cut strips of fabric if I was going to go that route. Generally, I have a pile of fabrics in mind and I have to cut a few and place them on the design wall to see how they mingle. So I make a template from plastic and most of that experimenting goes into the scrap bin… or now into a scrappy triangle quilt!
I made my triangles isosceles, not equilateral. For isosceles you need some tricks.
I blunt the tip of the triangle template so it is a quarter inch wide. This eliminates fabric and helps match seams.
When you place your triangles right sides together, place the entire 1/4″ tip on the base of underlining triangle, this way you know it is a quarter inch seam.
Your end result will be super straight rows. If your rows are straight, you are more likely to have a square quilt top in the end. Of course with this top you will have to square the sides for some half triangles.
Make sure to leave an extra 1/4 inch so they look right when you put on your binding!
Now I’m off, because my only goal in life today was to wash my floor and baste Unknown Direction, instead I’ve made another mess of triangles.
Can’t wait to see the next load of triangle quilts out there in blogland.