Completed: Triangle Love quilt

If you have been following my quilting journey for a while, it will come as no surprise that I love to use triangles. I also love solid fabrics and asymmetry. The Triangle Love quilt combines it all! The solids are all Moda Bella Solids, except for one of the oranges which is a Kona cotton. There are 15 different fabrics in total. I made a very similar quilt a couple of years ago. That one has a different feel because I used prints and the blocks are arranged to form a different pattern.

Front view of Triangle Love quilt. The quilt is made from 3 sizes triangles in different solid fabrics.

To decide on a quilting pattern, I used a piece of acrylic to draw on to see what I liked best. That turned out to be simple lines that follow the secondary patterns created by the large and small triangles. I used painter’s tape to keep an equal distance from the seam lines and this worked very well.

Auditioning of thread and quilting designs on a basted quilt.

For the back of the quilt, I used Makower Linen Texture and cut these to also form a sort of triangle shapes. This shows the quilting very nicely.

front and back of Triangle Love after quilting but before squaring up.

Finishing touches

For squaring up the quilt I now always tape my rulers together so I can cut larger stretches at the same time. I just have to remember to slide the cutting mat over in time so I don’t cut the floor.  For the binding I chose to use the yellow fabric that I also used for the back. I think it works nicely with the colours in the quilt and the quilting thread.

Quilt being trimmed using taped together quilting rulers.

Quiltersgilde Algemene Tentoonstelling

Earlier this year I joined Quiltersgilde, the largest quilt guild in The Netherlands. The organize a biannual show and my Triangle Love quilt will be on display in Nijkerk from August 23-26! I plan to be there on the 24th and am very much looking forward to admiring hundreds of quilts in person.

Walking foot quilt straight line quilting using painter's tape as a guide.

August 6, 2023

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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  1. Kate Chiconi

    I love the lively colours and how secondary patterns emerge from how you have arranged your triangles. This is such a fun quilt!

    • Emmely

      Thank you! Laying out the blocks and puzzling to get the best layout is one of the things I like best about quilting.

  2. tierneycreates

    That is such a wonderful quilt – so happy and colorful!

    • Emmely

      Thank you!


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