Triangle Quilt “Tutorial”

I had a few inquiries about my triangle quilt that I donated to the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.  The pattern came from Fons and Porter’s Scrap Quilts magazine (Spring 2014 issue).  “A Girl’s Best Friend” by Tony Jacobson.

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Here’s a quick “tutorial” for the quilt.

I cut my triangles with a triangle ruler.  But you can use the 60 degree angle on your regular ruler.  Piece two triangles together.  No need to offset. Very easy and fast.  The white part is also 2 triangles pieced together the same way.

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The tricky part is setting.  I got confused a couple of times.  So, I laid them out and took a picture.

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Once it’s all put together, you cut both sides to square up, leaving 1/4″ seam allowance.

Before putting it on my longarm machine, I ironed on batting tape along one side to prevent stretching.  On the other side I  sewed on extra fabric to see which worked better.  I liked batting tape better because I had to take out the extra fabric when I was finished.

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It’s a pretty simple pattern.  It would make a cute baby quilt on a smaller scale.

 

 

 

Charity quilts

My friend Cath at Wombat Quilts posted some great pictures of charity work I’ve done recently.  You can read her post here.  She takes great photographs.

I made the quilt  with challenge fabric from Portland Modern Quilt Guild plus some of my own.  I hope someone will enjoy looking at the happy colors and quilt designs.

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This one was pieced by volunteers at the PMQG charity sew.  It was so gorgeous, I begged Cath to let me quilt it.

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