Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Big Finish and the Tall Triangle

I finished a quilt - for reals!

This one has been in the works for awhile. I've been hoarding this Appleville fabric just waiting for someone I know to be having a baby girl. Back in November I got the news that I needed to start a baby girl quilt, yay! (Not for me - I'm done with that baby business.)

A friend had requested a triangle template to make a quilt that she had been thinking of, (I think similiar to this quilt). So I thought I'd test out the template while making this baby quilt, you know, two birds, one stone...

I came up with a bunch of patterns with tall skinny triangles, but eventually decided that I like this spikey one that has sort of a "Charlie Brown stripe" effect.  It's pretty bold and contrasty, should be interesting for a baby to look at. I hope.

Plus I LOVE the panels in this fabric line, so I made the back a feature too, it's pretty reversible.

I'm super happy with how it came out, and particularly love the woodgrain binding.  I can't wait to wash it and pass it on to it's new little owner this weekend.

I'm going to be listing this template in my shop today, on discount for a week to celebrate my first new template of the year!

Here's a drawing of the template, it's a 12" tall triangle with a top angle of 22.5 degrees. It'll be named the "tall triangle".  As I was trying to figure out how to use it to make this quilt, I came up with several ideas, here are a few.

I also used the template to make my PMQG holiday swap gift for Elizabeth.  I made an Ikea style bag for her to transport her quilts back and forth to her classes that she teaches and meetings and such.  I didn't get a pic of the finished bag (working until the last minute - you know how that goes) but here's a progress shot:

Anyway, I think it's a pretty versatile template, and hope some of you can find a use for it.  I have a couple more triangles ready to list soon as well, so keep and eye out.  Cheers!


  1. Great new template - and cute quilt! You could also use this template to make dresdens. Hope you're staying sane with all the family visiting!

  2. Totally forgot to mention the dresden, thanks Megs! I even made up a sample of that somewhere... Obviously, staying sane isn't working so well :)

  3. I should be working right now....but, I've got lost on blog land and have ended up to your blog! LOVE IT! You have some really cool designs...came by way of flikr and I love this cool quilt and the curve blocks you made up for the challenge. LOVE THEM..I love them because I love curves! Nice job with that!

  4. This quilt turned out so great! I was just looking at Appleville at Fabric Depot today and I love that woodgrain binding!

  5. I love how tall this template is with a smaller base. I have some wide ones, but have always wanted something smaller. I have added one to my list for purchase. That quilt is adorable.

  6. So fun! Your quilt is beautiful, and I bet it will be cherished. I love the new template, too!

  7. Cool, love the big tall triangles and the panels on the back of that quilt, you could create whole stories with the characters! Love the versatility of the template too.

  8. what a great quilt, Jill! i love both sides :-) and that ruler is wonderful, good idea!