Tutorial – Triangle Quilt Free Pattern
I know I share a LOT of star quilts, because I am drawn to them and they are so darn cute. Today I share a tutorial for a Triangle Quilt from Peta at She Quilts a Lot. Peta shares a .pdf on her website of all the details on how to make it. This pattern is fat quarter friendly, and it uses a 60 degree ruler for the triangles.
Peta shares some great techniques to quickly cut out your triangles, and she also shares a link to a couple of triangle-cutting tutorials that look great. I think it’s about time we step up and make a triangle quilt! Of course there are great specialty rulers out there, and I hear Accuquilt has a fabulous die cutter. We would probably use our regular 6.5″ ruler that has the 60 degree markings on it. (I say that quite cavalierly because it is Sue’s job for cutting!)
Triangle Layout Snippet
When I first stumbled upon Peta’s gorgeous quilt, I didn’t even notice the stars! I know, what?!! I saw all the pretty little white triangles surrounding – what are they surrounding? Oh yeah, stars. Then I was even more drawn to it – and the fabrics she chose. The colors . . . all coordinated and muted yet not.
Here’s a little snippet from Peta’s layout, which shows how easy it would be to make this any size you’d like. I remember learning about equilateral triangles in high school, and never in a million years thought I would be using that math now, just a year or two later (!!), when making a quilt.
One more shot of the loveliness. This one shows how pretty it looks after quilting with plenty of swirls. We have several fat quarter bundles that could easily be made into a few lap size or a baby triangle quilt. This one IS going on our list, and is a contender for the sew along! ~smile~
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