Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Blue Triangle Quilt

I started this quilt some time ago, so I'm very glad to have finished it. It is also on my list for the first quarter FAL 2015  with Adrianne .I was inspired by this quilt by Lady Harvatine. However, I soon got bored and hence the quilt is quite small, though very suitable as a baby quilt. This is just as well as it's destined for the grandson of my friend Liz!

This was my first foray into using blue and green, a theme I currently seem to be obsessed with. It is also my first  solids only quilt ( well except for the backing and the binding). I'm really hoping to make some more solids only quilts in the future.
The back was made up from scraps.

The Moda green dottie was left over from Eleri's quilt and the Riley Blake zigzag was a freebie from Fat Quarter Shop. I should explain: I ordered 2 yards of this extra wide backing and in error they sent me half a yard instead of the 2 yards I had ordered so I got to keep it ( and they sent me the original order, which I will use for another quilt)
By chance I had some Michael Miller clown stripe in aqua and white which was a perfect match to use for the binding.
I quilted it with straight lines about a quarter inch apart. This is far from perfect and I did learn some lessons. Firstly, the blocks are biased edged and therefore stretch a little. I also think in future I shouldn't try to 'lock 'the stitches when they need finishing in the middle of a block, but should finish them off by hand sewing. With quilting this dense, the quilt is a little stiff, despite using a fairly thin wadding. Maybe it will soften up with washing. I'm just glad to have finished it.


Quilt Stats
Size: 38 x 49 inches
Front made with Kona solids in Blues and green
Back made with Moda green dottie and Riley Blake zigzag
Wadding : scrap from stash
 Binding: Michael Miller clown stripe in aqua and white
 Quilted with Presencia 60/3 in white
 My original list for this quarter is here:
Linking up with Fal 2015

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


  1. Most effective though! Love those blues and greens

  2. I just love this Carol! When the colours are this lovely, you don't need prints :)

  3. Oh, I never made a triangle quilt. Yours looks fabulous! I must make one soon!

  4. Oh wow what a gorgeous quilt. I just love those triangles, the colours and the quilting. Just beautiful.

  5. I'm definitely sensing a blue and green theme! I love the use of solid in this one and I think the quilting is perfect.