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.
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.
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.
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.
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.